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Plans underway to reopen Hopi school in Kykotsmovi

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency) — Plans are underway to reopen the Hopi Mission School (HMS) in Kykotsmovi, Arizona in fall 2018. Iris de León-Hartshorn, director of Transformative Peacemaking for MC USA, and Carlos Romero, executive director of Mennonite Education Agency (MEA), visited the HMS site on Jan. 12-14, 2018 to meet with local Hopi […]

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Church learns of arrest of Hopi Mission School staff

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency) — A complex case involving the Hopi Mission School of Kykotsmovi, Arizona, took another turn recently with the arrests last week of Thane and Michelle Epefanio. Thane Epefanio, who has served as administrator of the school, and Michelle Epefanio, who teaches at the school, were arrested Tuesday, September 27, 2016, […]

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Task group files legal complaint regarding Hopi Mission School

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency)—More than one year ago, Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board appointed a task group to address concerns about the Hopi Mission School (HMS) — a K–8 school in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, affiliated with Mennonite Education Agency. On Sept. 14, 2015, a lawyer retained by that task group on behalf of Mennonite Church […]

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Task group continues work on Hopi Mission School issues

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency) — A task group convened to address concerns about the Hopi Mission School (HMS) — a K-8 school in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, affiliated with Mennonite Education Agency — continues to work alongside key stakeholders to plan for the school’s future structure. The task group is also gathering names and stories from […]

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Task Force recommends Hopi Mission School administrative restructuring

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency)—A task force convened in July 2014 to address concerns about the administration and financial ethics of the Hopi Mission School (HMS) in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, presented a list of recommendations to the HMS school board and staff in early June 2015. The recommendations, approved by the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board […]