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In July 2018, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter talked with the Valley Academy district governing board about how a consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts might affect the career and technical education program. Arizona Sen. Sylvia Allen has drafted legislature that would not change the structural relationship between VACTE and a unified/consolidated district. VVN/Bill Helm

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New plan holds VACTE harmless with consolidation

PHOENIX – Sen. Sylvia Allen has released a rough draft of legislation that would keep a consolidated version of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts connected to – and funded by – the Verde Valley’s voter-approved Joint Technical Education District