Another delay in setting Mingus, C-OC meeting

Suggested dates interfere with superintendent search

COTTONWOOD - Mingus Union High School and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts' governing boards have another delay in setting a date for a joint meeting to discuss shared services. This time it is the Mingus District's search for a superintendent causing the problem.

During its March 19 meeting, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board decided to send two tentative dates to the Mingus Board for a joint meeting.

COCSD Board President Jason Finger sent a letter to the Mingus Board and its President James Ledbetter inviting them to a joint meeting either April 2 or April 4.

Problem is, Mingus has a schedule set for the various steps in its process of searching for and hiring a new superintendent.

That schedule has April 2 as the date the finalists will be announced to the board.

From that point, until April 17 - when the selection of a new superintendent will be announced - the board and administration is busy with candidate interviews and a community forum for the selection process.

Monday, Mingus Superintendent Tim Foist said he thinks it will be early May before a joint meeting between the two boards will be scheduled.


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