Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Rollins, to the Cottonwood Oak Creek Elementary School District Governing Board. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2020 and will expire on December 31, 2020.  Mrs. Rollins plans to run for this seat in the 2020 election cycle.

This seat was vacant due to the resignation of Board Member JoAnne Cook, which she said was due to “other commitments requiring my time and attention.”  We appreciate the efforts that Mrs. Cook put forward while a member of the Governing Board.

Mrs. Rollins has been a resident of the district for several decades. She graduated from Prescott High School and attended Yavapai College, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies / Business. She retired after working for the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District for many years, starting as a bus driver, then serving as the Transportation Supervisor, and in the Special Education Department.

Mrs. Rollins is a widow, with three grown children. She has completed twelve years of experience on the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District Governing Board. She was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2006, and was elected in 2008, 2010 and 2014. She chose not to seek reelection in 2018 due to her husband’s health.

Mr. Carter believes “Mrs. Rollins clearly understands the role of the Governing Board and will work to balance the needs of students, parents, staff, and the taxpayer. She should relate well to all segments of the community and will work well with her fellow Board Members”.

Mr. Carter accepted letters of interest before conducting face to face interviews of those four (4) candidates who expressed an interest in the position. He then communicated individually with each of the elected members of the Governing Board, members of the school staff and administration, and with several area residents and tribal members who contacted him prior to making the appointment.

A ceremonial swearing in is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th at 6 pm at the regular Cottonwood Oak Creek School District Governing Board meeting.

Mr. Carter may be reached at 928-925-6560 (cell) and Mrs. Rollins may be reached at 928-634-5861.