Tag: Sedona Red Rock News

School district budget override funds extracurriculars

| October 3, 2018
School district budget override funds extracurriculars

Among several ballot initiatives up for vote during the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, is a continuation of Proposition 447, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Budget Increase Override.

The budget override allocates taxpayer funds to the tune of 15 percent of the school district’s budget. With a budget of about $7 million, the override funds total about $803,730.

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Coconino Community College seeks a tax budget override. See other related CCC regional news here

| September 19, 2018
Coconino Community College seeks a tax budget override. See other related CCC regional news here

Coconino may be the second largest county in the country in terms of land size, but it has one of the smallest community colleges in the state.

And because of that, it, like most, often needs a helping hand.

Over the last decade, state funnding to community colleges has decreased by 64 percent — the largest percentage of any state in the country.

To help offset those losses, Coconino Community College is seeking voter approval on the Tuesday, Nov. 6, ballot for a tax override by way of Proposition 417.

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Denny Dearden sets goals for Sedona-Oak Creek School District. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
Denny Dearden sets goals for Sedona-Oak Creek School District. See more education news here

Nearly all his life, Denny Dearden has wanted to be a teacher and make a difference in kids’ lives. As the new superintendent of Sedona-Oak Creek School District, he’s positioned to do just that for Sedona’s students.

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SOCSD introduces new leadership at ice cream social. See more education news here

| July 4, 2018
SOCSD introduces new leadership at ice cream social. See more education news here

With school out for the summer, West Sedona School’s cafeteria doesn’t typically get much traffic on a Monday evening — but the room was abuzz with activity on June 25 as parents, teachers, kids and other community members came together for an ice cream social.

More than 50 turned out for the free ice cream, but also to meet Sedona Oak Creek School District’s new superintendent, Denny Dearden, and elementary school principal, Brenda Buck. Both shared a few words about themselves and their hopes for the district.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans for staff raises. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans for staff raises. See more education news here

After a month of teacher demonstrations and a weeklong strike, public school districts throughout Arizona are seeing a bump in funding from the state.

The funding increase amounts to an additional $216.86 per student enrolled in the district, which Sedona-Oak Creek School District predicts will total $329,621.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans its bus routes

| May 22, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans its bus routes

As the Sedona-Oak Creek School District moves forward with closing Big Park Community School, district administration has begun examining the logistics of bringing all of its elementary students to one location.

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FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

| May 3, 2018
FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

Pending final approval this week by state lawmakers of a budget that could expand the state’s education budget and increase teacher pay, educators in many school districts in Coconino County and statewide could return back to the classroom as early as Friday.

Teachers in many school districts statewide walked out of their classrooms Thursday, April 26 as part of the #RedforEd movement. Since then, hundreds of educators and supporters have been seen carrying signs and wearing their signature protest color t-shirts from the lawn at the Flagstaff City Hall to the thousands gathered in Phoenix.

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018
School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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#RedForEd organizers: Arizona teachers will vote on walkout. See related stories here

| April 18, 2018
#RedForEd organizers: Arizona teachers will vote on walkout. See related stories here

Teachers across the state will vote this week on whether to walk out for more education funding, according to Arizona Educators United, the grassroots group coordinating the #RedForEd movement.

Organizers late Sunday said educators would vote in person Tuesday through Thursday to determine whether they would follow the lead of teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

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(Sedona-Oak Creek School District) votes to close school. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
(Sedona-Oak Creek School District) votes to close school. See more education news here

Reversing a decision made two weeks ago, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board voted unanimously to continue discussions about closing one of the district’s elementary schools.

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