Notice of Intent to Apply
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This is to notify you of the Notice of Intent to Apply for the 2023-24 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant. Per federal statute, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is required to inform our community and our stakeholders regarding our intent to apply to the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Grant.

The following school’s intent to apply:

Mountain View Prep

Oak Creek School

The 21st CCLC is a federal program that provides a safe environment to students during non-school hours. The program provides opportunities for student academic enrichment, youth development activities, and meaningful family engagement activities.


The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years who live in the school district and are not already receiving special education services, or enrolled in Kindergarten.

The screenings will check a child's speech, motor, cognitive, adaptive, and social development.  For an appointment call 928-634-2191.  See the dates below for the 2022-2023 school year.

Arizona Early Intervention program also offers developmental screenings for children age birth to three years; 1-800-237-3007 or visit them online

School-Aged Children

Students in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District who are suspected of having a disability are initially referred to a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), an Intervention Team that will review the data about the student and will determine if interventions are needed in the student’s classroom.  A follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the results of the interventions to determine success and document the learning outcome.  The Intervention Team determines whether a referral for Special Education will be recommended.


Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities; ages birth through 21, who are in need of specialized education or related services.

Child Find dates for 23-24 school year:

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 6

January 10

February 7

March 6

April 3

Teacher's Salary

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2023: $53,660

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2022 (prior year): $ 51,560.

Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year: $ 2,100.

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018: $ 42,346.

Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018: 26.7%