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Mingus may ask Cottonwood-Oak Creek to reconsider consolidation vote

COTTONWOOD – Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board could vote to ask Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s school board to reconsider its December 2017 vote to support a public vote on the consolidation of the two districts.

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State Senate, House attorneys file joint motion to dismiss Mingus lawsuit

Pro-consolidation committee also hires legal team to challenge Mingus

Last week, attorneys for the state’s Senate and House of Representatives filed a joint motion to dismiss, as well as a response in objection to application for orders to show cause regarding Mingus Union High School District’s request for mandamus relief.

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Mingus board approves contract for school resource officer

Mingus SRO paid by grant from Department of Education

COTTONWOOD – With Mingus Union School Board member and Cottonwood Police Chief Steve Gesell abstaining, the board voted 4-to-0 to approve a one-year Intergovernmental Agreement for the Cottonwood Police Department to provide Clint Combs as School Resource Officer.

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Mingus Union seeks 3-year partnership with NAH for athletic trainer

COTTONWOOD – What had been a one-year agreement with Northern Arizona Healthcare could become three years, as the Mingus Union’s school board on Thursday could approve the Intergovernmental Agreement to provide an athletic trainer, according to a draft of the district board’s Aug. 9 agenda.

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New hearing date on lawsuit to block consolidation vote

Judge to hear arguments Aug. 23-24; case moved to Prescott

COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union’s lawsuit to stop voters from deciding whether its district should merge with another district has been moved to Aug. 23-24, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter told The Verde Independent Tuesday.

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Mingus offers meals through national program

COTTONWOOD – It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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Mingus registration begins next week

Mingus Union High School registration begins next week, according to a post on the MUHS Facebook patge.

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Mingus schedules closed session for legal advice on consolidation

COTTONWOOD – In June, the Mingus Union High School Board voted to not support efforts to consolidate with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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Mingus board to consider assessments, planning, goals

COTTONWOOD – Monday, Mingus Union High School District’s governing board will hold a retreat at the Business Assistance Center in Cottonwood.

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Mingus looks at legal firms to explore validity of consolidation bill

The Mingus Union School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to explore legal counsel options in exploring the validity of the district consolidation bill, SB1254.

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Mingus may seek legal counsel on consolidation

COTTONWOOD – At a 3 p.m. special meeting Wednesday, the Mingus Union School Board could retain legal counsel to represent the district in litigation that would challenge legislation affecting the possible merger with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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By the numbers: Mingus Union proposed budget

Board members approved a 10-percent salary increase for certified 10-month staff.

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Proposed budget on Mingus agenda

Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board is expected to approve the district’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. At the board’s May 17 meeting, the board approved recommendations by the district’s salary and benefits committee to increase certified 10-month staff – teachers and counselors – by 10 percent, and to increase the wages of its classified hourly personnel by 9 percent.

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Mingus board to review consolidation materials, videos at SB 1254 hearings

COTTONWOOD – Now that the Mingus Union School Board has sought legal counsel on what Clarkdale-Jerome’s exclusion from consolidation talks with Cottonwood-Oak Creek could mean, Thursday’s meeting is expected to be an opportunity for the Mingus Union board to discuss the contents of distributed pro-consolidation materials.

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County Attorney: No criminal charges in Mingus hazing case

The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it will not move forward with criminal prosecution in connection with the March 6 sexual-related hazing that resulted in 180-day suspensions for two Mingus Union varsity baseball players.

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Mingus Union Operation Graduation celebrates 30 years

A community effort if there ever was one, Mingus Union High School’s Operation Graduation is getting ready to celebrate 30 years of helping high school graduates celebrate their accomplishments in a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

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Mingus Union gets 90-day notice in audit

Mingus Union High School Board Members received notice Thursday by the Arizona Auditor General of deficiencies in their financial records for Fiscal Year 2017.

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County attorney to decide criminal charges on Mingus hazing

COTTONWOOD – The March 6 sexual-related hazing that resulted in 180-day suspensions for two Mingus Union varsity baseball players has been forwarded to the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office for a determination on whether criminal charges will be filed.

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Mingus requests law enforcement investigation into school bus incident

According to a media alert issued by Mingus Union School District Superintendent Penny Hargrove Sunday morning, the Mingus administration has requested the assistance of law-enforcement in investigating an incident involving a matter that occurred on one of its buses.