July 3, 2008
Phoenix Cement, one of the biggest tax contributors to the Mingus Union High School District, could be taken off that district’s tax roles if the unification vote during the Nov. 4 general election creates a consolidated district between MUHS and Cottonwood-Oak Creek District. Clarkdale-Jerome School District would inherit the company’s tax contributions.
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Legislation in 2005 created the School District Redistricting Commission to look at all elementary districts and consider consolidating them into a new district with an existing high school. The commission does not have the authority to create consolidated districts, only to force the targeted districts to put the question of consolidation to the voters.