Letter: Before you vote on consolidation, get the best, most accurate information possible


I would like to weigh in on some of the conversations that have surrounded consolidation discussions.

Regardless of the careless actions of the Mingus Union School Board and superintendent, please do not punish the children. The state legislature continues not to fund education at an appropriate level. The need for districts in the state of Arizona to pass overrides and bonds will not go away.

If you want to make a statement at the polls, do not vote for those elected officials that continue to squander taxpayer dollars and behave badly. Keep in mind the loudest voice you will ever have in democracy is to VOTE! Ask questions, be educated and understand the issues.

It is disappointing to watch as the Mingus Union High School Governing Board and Superintendent continue to pay no heed to the voice of their constituents. This not about being for or against consolidation, this about allowing the democratic process to remain unfettered by the actions of immoral elected officials.

I would encourage all persons within the voting boundaries of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek Districts to get the best, most accurate information possible. Watch for the pamphlet of information that will be generated from the Yavapai County Superintendent’s Office. Ask questions, be informed. VOTE!

Matt Todd

Page Springs


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Smith 8 months, 3 weeks ago

What are ELECTED officials tasked with doing? Being ELECTED they, by the definition of DEOCRACY, serve the will of the people. Mingus Union School board members are doing exactly what they were ELECTED to do: using their best judgement as ELECTED members to VOTE on decision(s) that serve the will OF THE PEOPLE! T THAT ECECTED them. Several members of the board were ELECTED by THE PEOPLE ,their positions on consolation expressed/established. A perfect example of ‘unfettered’ democracy. Candidates run for office, get elected, make the hard decisions they were EELECTED to do. You live with those decisions, if you disagree, change members of the board during the next election cycle. THIS IS HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS. To call current board members ‘immoral’ for practicing DEMOCRACY is obtuse. An example of ‘unfettered’ immoral democracy. A very small number of a SELF ELECTED elitist business/real estate/journalist cabal don’t like the outcome of unfettered democracy. So the Elitist subvert it: telling lies to legislators, changing current law to meet their($$$$) needs, circulating petitions with language lacking truth/fact, HIRE petition gathers to collect signatures, and call it a ‘grassroots’ movement. That is,Mark, is immoral 😇