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Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter: “There are a lot of people watching this. The state legislature, the House and Senate education chairs, the governor’s office – they are all watching this, as well as what I call all the education alphabet groups in Arizona. It’s being very closely watched. And that is good in many ways. Should this be successful in the Verde Valley, it could move the needle forward for school district unifications all over the state. If it is not successful, it will move that needle further away as people will say there is just too much involved to make it work.” VVN file photo

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Consolidation fiscal analysis shows negligible impacts on property tax bills

Slight increase for Mingus, Cottonwood-Oak Creek in 2020; declines for property owners in Clarkdale-Jerome

Should a consolidation of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts be approved by voters in November – barring a court order to cancel the election – Upper Verde property owners will see negligible change in their annual tax bills.