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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.

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Gov. Doug Ducey plans to use hundreds of millions of dollars that schools will lose from declining enrollment for programs to help students who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many schools relying on virtual learning instead of in-person education.

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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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BENSON — If students can and want to be in the halls and classrooms of school buildings, local superintendents are happy to have them. And will as long it’s safe to do so.

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WILLCOX — Willcox Unified School District decided recently to maintain its online-only based model of education as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Arizona.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Despite the state’s surge of coronavirus cases, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Saturday rejected the state’s top education official’s call for him to order public schools to use only distance learning for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health officials.

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PHOENIX — The state Department of Revenue wants a judge to quash efforts by business interests and some Republican legislators to keep a new tax to fund education from taking effect.

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BOWIE — Bowie Unified School District received a special surprise on Dec. 16 when Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by for a visit. According to Bowie Unified Superintendent Wendy Conger, “Bowie Schools celebrated their last week with not only benchmark testing but treats from Arizona Nut Company.”

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HUACHUCA CITY — Tombstone Unified School District is providing seven-day meal kits while the district’s campuses are closed to in-person learning.

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BISBEE — In lockstep with the state and nation, Bisbee’s student population has dropped about 7% this year. Although that means less money, the Bisbee Unified School District remains in the black.

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SIERRA VISTA — Cochise College President J.D. Rottweiler says the college is ahead of other institutions with the addition of the Cyber Center and Virtual Reality Lab.

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SIERRA VISTA — After four Sierra Vista Unified School District schools had to close since Friday, the Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-1 to have students begin virtual learning for the remainder of the semester and possibly longer.

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PHOENIX — Top Republican legislative leaders filed suit Monday to block implementation of the voter-approved tax on the income of the wealthiest Arizonans.

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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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TOMBSTONE — Robert Devere, superintendent of Tombstone Unified School District, is among 25 superintendents from across the country being recognized for completing the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent Certification program.

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PINON, Arizona — One student runs 85 feet up a hill every morning, just to get a cellphone signal so he can call in his attendance. Another moved to Phoenix by himself, after his only parent died of COVID-19, to work construction while going to school online.

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FLAGSTAFF (AP) — Northern Arizona University cracked down on students who hadn't received mandatory COVID-19 testing by locking them out of their online classes, a move that prompted most to get into compliance.