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Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District governing board members Jason Finger, Mary Valenzuela and Linda Walker listen to Andy Groseta explain why he believes that COCSD should be part of a larger school district with Clarkdale-Jerome and Mingus Union school districts. Groseta is former President of the Mingus Union High School Board of Education. (Photo by Bill Helm)

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Unification, Consolidation or Status Quo?

Community leaders debate marriage between school districts

COTTONWOOD – At this point, any suggestion that Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Clarkdale-Jerome and Mingus Union school districts will unite into one big district would be akin to planning a marriage without the benefit of a first date.