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With the Mingus Union School Board voted to accept Penny Hargrove’s resignation as district superintendent, Principal Genie Gee was asked to also serve as acting superintendent.

By Bill Helm December 13, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm September 11, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm August 16, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm August 14, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm July 24, 2018
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COTTONWOOD – It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

By Bill Helm July 21, 2018
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Mingus Union High School registration begins next week, according to a post on the MUHS Facebook patge.

July 19, 2018
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COTTONWOOD – In June, the Mingus Union High School Board voted to not support efforts to consolidate with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

By Bill Helm July 10, 2018
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COTTONWOOD – Monday, Mingus Union High School District’s governing board will hold a retreat at the Business Assistance Center in Cottonwood.

By Bill Helm July 7, 2018
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The Mingus Union School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to explore legal counsel options in exploring the validity of the district consolidation bill, SB1254.

By Kelcie Grega June 23, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm June 19, 2018
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Board members approved a 10-percent salary increase for certified 10-month staff.

By Kelcie Grega June 19, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm June 12, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm May 8, 2018
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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.

By Dan Engler April 26, 2018
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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.

By Bill Helm April 26, 2018
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Mingus Union High School Board Members received notice Thursday by the Arizona Auditor General of deficiencies in their financial records for Fiscal Year 2017.

By Kelcie Grega April 21, 2018
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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.

By Dan Engler April 2, 2018
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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.

By Staff Reports March 18, 2018