Sun, April 05

Cottonwood-Oak Creek needs to fill school board vacancy
Appointed seat open again due to resignation

COTTONWOOD - Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter thought he had the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board seats all filled when he appointed Mark Miskiel to replace outgoing board member Lori Simmons.

Miskiel notified Carter's office that he felt he would be ineligible to hold his seat because the district may employ his wife. Now Carter is accepting letters of interest from persons willing to fill the vacant seat.

Carter was able to appoint Miskiel to Simmons' board seat along with incumbents Jason Finger and Janice Rollins to their open seats because there were fewer candidates than contested seats on the board. That is a move Carter can make to save the district the cost of the election.

Simmons decided not to seek reelection to the C-OC Governing Board.

Miskiel, Rollins and Finger had recently been appointed by Carter to four-year terms. The term begins Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31, 2014.

Interested persons may send a letter of interest along with a resume to Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent, Yavapai County Education Service Agency, 1015 Fair St., Prescott, 86305-1852 or via email to

The letter should contain information about each candidate, including why you would like to be a board member, residence and mailing addresses, and home and work phone numbers.

To be eligible to hold a school board seat a person must be registered to vote, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and have continually resided within the school district for at least one year immediately preceding taking office. A school board member's spouse cannot be employed by the district.

Carter will interview finalists at the district office Dec. 13.

Deadline for letters is Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.

Call Tim Carter at (928) 925-6560 or dial toll free to (800) 639-8100.

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