CO-C School District Board meets Tuesday

To discuss average student enrollment

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Governing Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. One of the first items on the agenda will be recognition of 24 district students who have won first place awards in recent science fairs at district campuses.

The board will consider approving an intergovernmental agreement between the district and the Verde Valley Fire District. Once approved, the IGA will allow VVFD to provide educational programs and training for district staff for automatic, external defibrillators. The fire district will put the defibrillators on campus at Oak Creek, Tavasci Elementary and Dr. Daniel Bright schools.

Cottonwood Elementary and Cottonwood Middle schools are not included because those campuses are not in the county and are not covered by the fire district. Both campuses are within the area covered by the Cottonwood Fire Department.

Also on the agenda will be a discussion of the Arizona School Facilities Board's capital plan. During the past five years, the district's average student count has fluctuated slightly, giving the district an average growth rate of 0.2 percent.

According to a district summary document, the housing market has slowed and SFB expects the slowdown to continue at least into next year. SFB projections show that CO-C's student count will decline slightly during the next two to three years before moderate growth resumes.

The board meets in the district office at 1 N. Willard St., in Cottonwood.

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