Bill Helm

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek schools offer 12-percent teacher salary increase

New dress code approved for Cottonwood Community Schools

The budget, which awaits a public hearing before its final approval in July, sounded off in the affirmative for Cottonwood-Oak Creek teachers in the form of a 12-percent salary increase.

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Camp Verde schools estimate 7.52-percent teacher salary increase

The Camp Verde Unified School District has a “disproportionate amount of teachers in grants,” according to business manager Steve Hicks.

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New Verde Valley Business: Memories I.T.

After spending what must have seemed like a lifetime in Tucson, the Piper family now calls Camp Verde home.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek proposing 12-percent teacher salary increase

Based on Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s most updated proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, last year’s teachers would be entitled to 12-percent pay increase this year, said David Snyder, the district’s business manager.

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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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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Ron Franklin

Social Studies teacher, basketball coach, Beaver Creek School, Rimrock

RIMROCK – Taking care of business – working toward a business degree at Northern Arizona University – was not the right business for Ron Franklin.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek estimates 7-percent teacher raises

Thursday, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s governing board will discuss and consider the district’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019.

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Beaver Creek educators should see 10-percent increase in pay

Although the budget reviewed Monday by members of the Beaver Creek School District’s governing board is just a proposal, the school’s principal said that she sees the district “a little ahead” of where it was a year ago.

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Beaver Creek to hire two Big Park educators

With the recent closure of Sedona’s Big Park School, teachers have been offered positions within the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District.

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How much more money do Ducey dollars afford Beaver Creek teachers?

School board to schedule time for public hearing, budget approva

One of the big questions across Verde Valley’s school districts is how much of a pay raise will teachers get this year.

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