What's up in the Verde
The Camp Verde Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education for the 2017-18 school year at its meeting Aug. 8.
The IGA between the districts, which the VACTE Governing Board unanimously approved Aug. 4, stipulates no less than a 70/30 percent split in CVUSD’s favor: For the 2017-18 school year, at least 70 percent of funding generated through high school campus attendance in VACTE’s programs goes to the high school, while no more than 30 percent goes to VACTE.
Less than an hour after opening, a job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona had welcomed over 30 job seekers Aug. 9 at the Cottonwood Public Library.
Milissa Koel, a career adviser with Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona’s Employer and Community Program, praised the turnout, as well as the enthusiasm of the nine employers that came seeking applicants.
This summer, nearly 200 kids went to college — but none of them had their high school diplomas yet.
In a joint effort between Yavapai College and the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, the College for Kids program offered a host of summer classes in subjects such as science, technology, nature, art and writing for kids age 5 to 17 at the college’s Verde Valley campus.
Following the cutting of a fiber-optic line along State Route 260 Aug. 9, many Verde Valley residents lost phone and internet service.
According to CenturyLink Arizona media representative Karen Parry, the accident occurred in Camp Verde, in new road construction near Cherry Creek Road, when a “third party” individual or individuals severed one of CenturyLink’s lines. The resulting outage impacted CenturyLink’s 911 emergency response and internet services in and around Cottonwood and Camp Verde.