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Bill's Newscast: PUSD Partners with Foster Care Organization

07 September 2018  

Prescott Unified School District wants to help foster kids succeed.

Prescott Valley Town Council looks at improving 2 parks.

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss improvements to 2 parks.  According to Parks and Recreation Director Brian Witty, included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget is playground equipment for George Andersen Park on Superstition Drive.  Last month staff presented 8 cooperative purchase quotes to the Parks and Recreation Commission.  The Commission has recommended a nearly 99 thousand dollar option from Play It Safe Playgrounds.  This includes delivery and installation of new equipment and removal of the existing equipment.  Town Council will also discuss the crack seal, seal coat and restriping of the parking lots of Mountain Valley Park.   A state procurement process will be used for this nearly 20 thousand dollar project.  The Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.   

It’s Fair Time!

It’s Fair time again in Yavapai County.  The County Fair kicks off today at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds off Fair Street.  A horse show runs from 9 to 5 today and 9 to 3 tomorrow.  Youth livestock shows are 9:30 to 7 today and tomorrow.  The carnival opens at 4 this afternoon and runs through 10.  Carnival hours are 1 to 10 tomorrow.  Bull riding is at 6 tonight and tomorrow night and the Ranch Rodeo is also at 6 tomorrow.   In addition, the Yavapai Fair Royalty is back.  It was established in 1954 but ended in 1982.  This year’s Royalty Queen is Giana DeMaria, the Teen Queen is Shai Forman, the Junior Teen Queen is Breanne Petty and the Missy Queen is Hannah Davis.  For more information and to buy tickets, visit  The fair runs through Sunday.  

PUSD wants to benefit foster kids.

The Prescott Unified School District is putting a new program in place that aims to benefit foster children.  District Board members have approved an agreement for Foster ED, an initiative of the National Center for Youth Law.  This program focuses on improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students in foster care.  Superintendent Joe Howard explains Foster ED isn’t new to Arizona. Howard describes what the center will be doing as part of the program. Howard says the Center will work with students in foster care. Howard adds there’s a need for this program in the District. Intensive services are long-term, with a goal of helping students graduate high school with a plan for the future.  Responsive services are shorter and are aimed at resolving difficult issues and removing barriers to school success.  The agreement is in place through June 30th of next year.


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