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Sierra Vista Unified School District employees will now be able to voluntarily “donate” leave time to their fellow employees, as approved by the governing board at its Tuesday night meeting.

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TOMBSTONE — In the first board meeting of the new calendar year Wednesday evening, Tombstone Unified School District Governing Board members were presented with a number of updates and agenda items.

As announced at the Sierra Vista Unified School District’s Governing Board meeting on Jan. 5, a motion was approved to consolidate the district’s Food Services Program to address the program’s increasing deficit.

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SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista Unified School District administrators and Pueblo del Sol Elementary School staff officially opened the new multipurpose room.

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COCHISE COUNTY — In recent weeks more and more school districts have returned to virtual learning because of the increase in COVID-19 numbers throughout the county. While more students will be learning from the comfort of their own homes, some have been since the start of the year.

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WILLCOX —The most essential qualities of a successful teacher include an ability to encourage and motivate students.

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SIERRA VISTA — A simple thought of how to get youngsters to learn about numbers led Debbie Hickman, a not–quite–retired teacher, down a path of getting her joy of math basics expressed in an engaging series of children’s books.

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SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-1 Monday night to have students begin virtual learning for the remainder of the semester and possibly longer.

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PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey refused Wednesday to impose new restrictions or mandates on individuals even as his own health chief warned of an increasing number of Arizonans becoming infected with COVID-19.

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PHOENIX — Arizona schools need everything from tip lines to alternatives to detention if they want to promote a safe environment and reduce violence, according to a new report released Wednesday.

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WILLCOX — Willcox Unified School District recently experienced unrelated COVID-19 outbreaks, as discovered by county health officials. At a Nov. 5 board meeting, it was decided to keep the school open for in-person instruction.

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SIERRA VISTA — During his 48-year career as a Sierra Vista Unified School District music educator, Rick “Coach” Klein touched thousands of lives through his love of music and passion for the students he inspired.

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BISBEE — While online and hybrid classes of students attending in person school two days a week and two days at home seemed to be a reasonable answer to controlling the spread of COVID-19, Bisbee Unified School District principals reported those at home days are not as productive as hoped.

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SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board unanimously voted to extend the hybrid model used at Buena High School on Tuesday night, after a recommendation to do so by Superintendent Eric Holmes.

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SIERRA VISTA — The 2019-2020 academic year has presented multiple difficulties and hardships for our educators, students, and their families. One of the most notable challenges being the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the mass closure of schools enacted by the state legislature in mid-M…

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APACHE — In the picturesque, easternmost part of Cochise County lies a one room elementary school which has now become an important addition to the gathering and dissemination of weather information.

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PHOENIX – Arizona has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in young people in the nation – driven in part, experts say, by a large population of children of color, who are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make them susceptible to the disease.

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FORT HUACHUCA — In an increasingly digital-reliant age, reading paper books has become more and more of a rare phenomenon amongst our youth, especially when digital titles and social-media apps provide instantaneous multi-media entertainment with just a tap or swipe.

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BISBEE — “We have to do what we can to keep these kids in school, and sports does that.”

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BISBEE — According to reports by the school principals at the Bisbee Unified School District meeting Tuesday, the first day of the hybrid schedule classes went well with just one main problem — the lack of the required home health screening forms for each student.

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SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board unanimously voted to start in-person instruction beginning Sept. 14 during Tuesday night’s special meeting.

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BISBEE — In order to stay abreast with the ever changing COVID–19 landscape, county School Superintendent Jacqui Clay has been holding weekly meetings with administrative heads in the rural school districts.

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BISBEE — Though it will not be an in-person event, Bisbee and Naco, Ariz., students will be able to get help with school supplies this year thanks to the continued efforts of the nonprofit Cochise Connections.