County school board seeking to fill vacancies

Education and Literacy

Local citizens are invited to apply for vacancies on two school district governing boards in Cochise County.


The first is on the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District governing board.


To be eligible to hold this seat a person must: be a registered voter, be a citizen of the United States of America, be at least 18 years of age, possess their civil rights, have continually resided within the school district for at least one year immediately preceding taking office, and the candidate or their spouse cannot be employed by the school district.


Under State Statute 15-465.01 Criteria section C, a person who is registered to vote in the county in which the accommodation school is located and who either is employed or resides on Fort Huachuca is eligible for appointment to the governing board.


The second vacancy is on the Benson School District governing board.


“Board president Frank ‘Chic’ Maldonado passed away after a long battle with cancer,” said Cochise County School Superintendent Jacqui Clay. “All who served with him will miss him.”


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply if they meet the criteria stated above.


Anyone interested in filling either of these vacancies should email a letter of interest and a resume to Rose Martinez, Chief Deputy School Superintendent, at


You can also mail your letter and resume to 1415 Melody Lane, Building C, Bisbee, AZ 85603, and you will be contacted for a phone interview.


In your letter of interest, you should include information about yourself, including education and work experience, why you would like to be a board member, your residence and mailing addresses, email, and home/work phone numbers. Candidates may include letters of recommendation or support.