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Group wants to get school consolidation on ballot

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 28th, 2014

Globe — A group led by Mickie Nye, Claudia Dalmolin and Carmen Casillas held a public meeting at the Gila County Courthouse on Jan. 21 to discuss its efforts to get the consolidation of the Globe and Miami school districts on the November ballot.

Both district superintendents attended the meeting: Globe’s Jerry Jennex and Miami’s Sherry Dorathy.

At the start of the meeting, Casillas refuted a KQSS report that insinuated that Dalmolin’s CJD Consulting stood to benefit financially from a consolidation of the districts, or from any studies that may be done regarding a consolidation.

“I guarantee CJD Consulting will not receive any money from this,” Casillas said.

Casillas also denied that any closed-door meetings had been held, and again referenced the KQSS report when she said Nye and Dalmolin were “ready to face the public” in regard to any criminal backgrounds they may have.

Casillas detailed a phone call she said she had gotten from Globe mayor Terry Wheeler, in which she alleged Wheeler told her the Democrats alone were pushing for school consolidation.

“This is not a political thing,” Casillas said. “This is for the kids.”

For the complete article see the 01-29-2014 issue.

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