What's up in the Verde
For Cottonwood Middle School math teacher Michael Gilboy, being a teacher is the closest he can get to being a rock star — without the money, of course.
“The respect in the community is there,” he said. “99.99 percent of parents hold you in high esteem. I have an advantage where I’ve been at it long enough that I’ve been able to build those relationships.”
Dutch Bros. Coffee may be getting a call from Camp Verde adolescents soon, following the second gathering of the youth council when it outlined priorities for future projects on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Camp Verde Community Library.
The Town of Camp Verde, in partnership with the library, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development departments, is sponsoring the program which is still in its infancy.
A year ago, any semblance of a partnership between the Town of Camp Verde and Yavapai College was nearly nonexistent, Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers said.
“There has been wringing of hands in the past,” he said during a Camp Verde special work session on Friday, Feb. 9. “That has changed. The working relationship has gone from zero to 60.”
The Camp Verde Unified School District met Feb. 5 to outline goals in trust, ethics and board culture.
“Building a board culture is the starting point to move forward and improve communication,” board member Helen Freeman said.