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Students from Stephanie King’s second grade class at Camp Verde Elementary School learn to reduce, reuse, recycle and reverse water pollution. (Photo by Bill Helm)

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New school year on horizon; where are the teachers?

Teacher shortages becoming more common in Arizona and abroad

VERDE VALLEY - When Proposition 123 passed, schools across the Verde Valley committed the extra revenue to teacher salaries. Some districts even pledged those wage adjustments months before the vote, with a desire not only to reward their educators for their hard work - but also a desire to retain their services.