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Candidates disagree on how to best fund schools at Superintendent of Public Instruction debate. See related news here

| October 9, 2018
Candidates disagree on how to best fund schools at Superintendent of Public Instruction debate. See related news here

The candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction agreed that education is key to Arizona’s economic well-being, but disagreed on how to best fund schools during a debate (Oct. 2) in Phoenix hosted by KJZZ 91.5 FM.

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Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

Voters will see two Flagstaff Unified School District related propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot that if passed would provide the district with continued and additional funding for the next five to six years.

Prop 423 is a bond measure that would allow FUSD to take out a $75 million loan to support the district’s capital projects, and Prop 424 is an override that would extend the current FUSD property tax for the next seven years.

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Native K-9 officer, Jared Shupla, shares journey with Hopi High students. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
Native K-9 officer, Jared Shupla, shares journey with Hopi High students. See more education news here

Jared Shupla, one of the eight Native American K-9 officers in America, recently spoke to a Hopi High AVID and Hopi Junior High radio class about his work. 

K-9 officers are those who work with specially trained police dogs.

Shupla said the Hopi Tribe is working on a big milestone. The Navajo Tribe has already used a 638 contract to make its police department self-sufficient from the BIA and run the department itself.

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City breaks ground on skate park. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
City breaks ground on skate park. See more education news here

Nearly a year ago the dream of a new skatepark was just a dream. But eventually the idea found its way to the City Council dais and the proposal was heard during a session in June of 2017.

The Page youths who longed for a more up-to-date skatepark had no clue that $400,000 and a plan to take bids on a contractor had begun.
On October 26, 2017 the city of Page awarded the contract to build the skatepark to Spohn Ranch Skateparks. The park will be more than a skate park, but it will be an all-wheels park for skateboards, rollerblades, bikes and scooters.

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Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

| October 3, 2018
Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

As part of the Achieve60AZ initiative, organizations across Arizona – including the state’s three public universities Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona – are seeking ways to increase the number of Arizonans with post-secondary degrees or credentials from the current 42 percent to 60 percent by 2030.

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Coffee with CCC will be held Oct. 4, 8, 16 in Flagstaff

| October 3, 2018
Coffee with CCC will be held Oct. 4, 8, 16 in Flagstaff

“Coffee with CCC,” featuring updates from President Colleen Smith, will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Macy’s Coffee House, 14 S. Beaver St., Flagstaff.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff Update — September 2018

| October 3, 2018
LAUNCH Flagstaff Update — September 2018

This month I am pleased to share with you the amazing work of our partners, the renewal of broad community support for the infrastructure of LAUNCH Flagstaff, and a sneak peak of the Flagstaff premier screening of the documentary film Teaching in Arizona.

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NAU President Rita Cheng extended until 2021 by ABOR. See more education news here

| October 3, 2018
NAU President Rita Cheng extended until 2021 by ABOR. See more education news here

In the first day of its annual two-day September meeting in Flagstaff, the Arizona Board of Regents approved both a contract extension for Northern Arizona President Rita Cheng and her award of at-risk compensation for goals achieved.

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Homecoming spirit shines at Hopi High. See more education news here

| October 3, 2018
Homecoming spirit shines at Hopi High. See more education news here

Hopi High’s Steven Baker was crowned homecoming king and Jaeda Honani was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the football game Sept. 21 at Bruin Stadium.

Hopi High beat Greyhills 44-0 in the football game, which capped off a week of events that included a homecoming parade and powder puff game.

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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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