The Joint Technology Education District kept its perfect election record Tuesday, according to The Daily Courier. From the beginning, school and state officials unanimously approved the district every step of the way. Voters in all seven JTED districts did the same thing. The district is now officially the Mountain Institute. Voters in the Ash Fork, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott and Seligman school districts approved the technology district two to one. In Bagdad, voters approved JTED three to one. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter was a little nervous earlier in the afternoon. However, when the first results came in about 8:30 p.m., he relaxed. Cater said after the Board of Supervisors canvas and validate the election results, his office would start accepting letters of interest from people wanting to serve on the Mountain Institute Governing Board. "I would hope to conduct final interviews by the end of December or first of January, and make recommendations to the district governing boards," Carter said. With the governing board in place by February, Carter said it could start "doing everything it needs to do." Prescott Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Maurer expects Mountain Institute to "lead to quality education in technical fields, which in turn will lead to great jobs."
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