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Study session on cemetery ends supervisors Wednesday meeting

Too few students in the Yavapai County Transition School resulted in a shortfall of $75,000 this fiscal year.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will decide at its meeting -- 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7 -- whether to supplement the school’s budget through county general funds.

The Transition School, part of the county Accommodation School, is expected to receive revenue from 15 students per day plus transportation reimbursement costs.

County School Superintendent Tim Carter and Juvenile Probation Director Scott Mabery are asking the board to transfer $75,000 from its contingency funds to cover the deficit while they consider increasing attendance.

The program provides transition services for juvenile offenders and children in dependency proceedings who are leaving the Juvenile Detention School to return to public school. The one-room school, housed in the Juvenile Justice Center, provides help through a teacher and computer-based instruction, focused on core subject areas.

The meeting agenda begins with a presentation on the Yavapai County Education Technology Consortium initiative to provide countywide broadband services to school districts, charter schools and libraries through the e-Rate program.

Included on the consent agenda is acceptance of two easements for rights-of-ways on Quail Run Drive and Overland Road; payment of $9,400 to Paleo-West Solutions on a paving project that crosses prehistoric artifacts in Prescott National Forest; and a change order to return $66,259 of unused funds from Lyon Engineering for its services on the Northern Connector Design Concept Report.

Due to the retirement of Public Works Director Byron Jaspers this month, the board will consider approving Flood Control District Director Dan Cherry to the public works position.

Two departments are considering new logos, the Yavapai County Free Library District and the Flood Control District.

Hearings are also scheduled for two liquor license applications, a request for a Class “B” bingo license and a resolution to establish three streets as county highways in Highland Pines, Ponderosa Park and Black Canyon City.

The final agenda item before supervisors convene into executive session is a study session for an update and discussion on the Yavapai Cemetery Association and the Citizens Cemetery in Prescott.

The board meets at the County Administration Building at 1015 Fair St., Prescott.

Follow Sue Tone on Twitter @ToneNotes. Reach her at stone@prescottaz.com or 928-445-3333, ext. 2043.