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Beaver Creek School District

Educating the Students of the Verde Valley Since 1881

Welcome to the online home of Beaver Creek School District, where we are proud to educate Verde Valley’s public school students from preschool through middle school. Here, under the guidance of our supportive, highly trained educational team, our students build a solid foundation of educational experiences that will help prepare them for high school and beyond. 

Important Message For Verde Valley Families

Dear Verde Valley Families,

As many of you may or may not know, many teachers across the country, and in Arizona, are seeking support for their profession. The #REDforED grassroots efforts have brought to light issues Arizona public education has struggled with over the last decade. Some of these issues include:

  • Restoration of funding levels that were in place in 2008 including the loss of funds for capital expenses such as busses, books, and technology.
  • Competitive wages for “all” public education staff (teachers, bus drivers, food and nutrition workers, paraprofessionals, etc.)

As a result of several years of funding shortages, our teachers and staff may conduct a walkout prior to the end of the school year. This walkout may be for one or multiple days.

As Verde Valley Superintendents, we want the community to know that we are committed to providing the services and supports our students, families, and staff need. Each district will review staff absences and decide whether schools can remain open or need to be closed. If enough staff chooses to participate in a walkout, our schools may be understaffed, and we will be unable to properly supervise students safely. As additional details unfold, superintendents and principals will provide information that is more detailed to specific school district parents and families.

Each district will be using various means of communication that will include social media, automated call systems, website and other forms of communication. Please be reassured that we will keep in close communication with our families and the community and keep you updated as things progress.  

We strongly encourage you to read our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

Best regards,

Karin Ward, Superintendent, Beaver Creek School District
Steve King, Superintendent, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District
Dave Lykins, Superintendent, Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District
Dr. Penny Hargrove, Superintendent, Mingus Union High School District
Danny Brown, Superintendent, Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District
Bob Weir, Superintendent, VACTE
Danny Howe, Administrator in Charge, Camp Verde Unified School District

A Message from Our Superintendent

Welcome to Beaver Creek School! We are very pleased that you have chosen our school for your children. We are proud of our close-knit community and our dedicated staff. Our families love our safe, small school, where we create a positive educational environment that prepares our children and youth for life's challenges.

We believe in the importance of parent and family involvement. Your ideas, talents, and time will help strengthen our school. We ask parents to become active in the following five areas at BCS: parenting, communicating, learning at home, decision-making, and volunteering.

We have a very fine staff here at BCS. Our teachers are highly qualified and committed to providing an excellent education to ensure all students meet or exceed the educational standards, and our support staff provides essential services and supervision for our students and school. We thank you for respecting all of the members of our educational team.

We welcome each and every parent and invite you to become involved in our school programs to help your children be successful in achieving their learning goals. Please contact us with any questions that may arise over the course of the school year. We look forward to working with you!


Karin Ward

Mrs. Karin Ward

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