Today: Nov 18 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Expenses are Rising

Expenses are Rising for Summer School Costs

New floor in Prescott High School Gym

The 50 year old Prescott High School Gym floor is getting a facelift. Athletic Department officials say over the last year and a half, the floor has been damaged to the extent they approached the school insurance company to discuss the condition of it. The hardwood floor gets used quite extensively for both school and community events. It has been determined insurance would cover the cost to completely sand and refurbish the floor. The Scottsdale based Arizona Gym Floors company is working on this project this month. Since the floor is being completely sanded, Department officials have decided to update the lettering and logos on the court. The new gym floor is expected to be unveiled at the end of the month.

YCSO goes Twitter!

There’s a new way to get up to date information from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office officials had planned on launching a Twitter page in January, but due to technical issues, implementation was delayed. The page has been up since February 24th and it contains links to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page along with urgent bulletin tweets, depending on the nature of the incident. Officials say this may be the best source for near real time updates on major events in the area. If you want to follow the Sheriff’s Office, go online to ycsoaz.gov and click on the Twitter symbol in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Summer school costs are going up

It’s going to cost a little more for Prescott High School students to go to summer school. Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard explains the tuition for summer school is increasing this year. Howard describes the reason for the rise in tuition, which was approved by School Board members Tuesday night. Prescott High School Online offers a summer school program for 8th grade students to make up their failing grades. There’s also an online school for incoming freshmen to take their P.E. requirement or up to 2 elective courses during the first 6 weeks of summer break. Costs for both these programs are 60 dollars for 1 course and 100 dollars for 2. The application deadline is May 20th.

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