Hi-Point board OKs Relief Mission Study Trip

By Kelsey Webb

The Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education on Sept. 27 approved a study trip for 30 students to attend a Hurricane Harvey Relief Mission in Crosby, Texas, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.

The students are part of Ohio Hi-Point’s Agriculture satellite program at Graham High School, taught by Dawn Wallace. As part of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Mission, students will work with other volunteers and leaders to help rebuild following the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.

“We are extremely proud of our students for making a positive impact in the lives of others,” stated Hi-Point Superintendent Rick Smith. “The students approached the instructor and asked to be a part of the hurricane relief mission. This is an incredible opportunity to give back through their FFA program.”

During the meeting, Smith spoke to the board about the most recent Report Card data, saying the district’s scores are similar and consistent with other career centers around the state. “Our report card is very comparable to others around the state. We would like to see improvement in areas and will continue to work toward meeting those goals,” said Smith.

The board also approved Grace Hawson, a Multimedia Marketing senior from Riverside High School, and Victor Kep, an Allied Health and Nursing senior from Ridgemont High School, as the September Students of the Month.

Bob Newland (Automotive Technology Instructor) was recognized as the September Staff Member of the Month.

In other board action:

· Approved the considerations and recommendations by the Treasurer, including interest and investments, appropriation modifications, transfers, and advances

· Adopted the budget commission report and annual appropriations for FY18

· Approved the disposition of assets as presented

· Approved the Logan County School Employee Consortium “Resolution to Approve Voluntary Withdrawal of a Member”

· Authorized the Treasurer to accept a dividend from the Ohio School Plan and deposit the funds into the General Fund

· Approved the out-of-state professional development of Deon Morter (Mechanicsburg Satellite Middle School Ag Instructor) to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN in October; Deb Wortman (Satellite Director), Lindsay Wyan (Riverside Satellite Business Instructor), and Michelle Weadock (Riverside Satellite Media Arts Instructor) to present at the National ACTE Conference in Nashville, TN in December

· Approved the out-of-state study trips of Craig Sammetinger (Riverside Satellite Ag Instructor), Tanner Schoen (Indian Lake Satellite Ag Instructor), Dawn Wallace (Graham Satellite Ag Instructor), Aaron Thompson (Upper Scioto Valley Satellite Ag Instructor), Emily Burns (Graham Middle School Ag Instructor), Ashley Thompson (Marysville Satellite Ag Instructor), Jon Smith (Triad Satellite Ag Instructor), and Shalie Logan (Kenton Satellite Ag Instructor) to accompany FFA students to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN in October

· Approved the salary schedule movement for approved staff members for additional course work as documented on official transcripts and authorized the Treasurer to issue an amended salary notice

· Approved internship agreements with area businesses

· Approved the shared teacher service agreement for Graham Local Schools

· Approved employment of Lynne Hall (Marysville) as a substitute, Kara Enssle (Raymond) as a substitute, and Mary Jaunzemis (Zanesfield) as a cook

· Approved the donation of one 1998 Chevrolet for use in the automotive programs from Pete Gerace of Huntsville, OH

· Approved CTSO stipend guidelines

· Accepted the GMP from Thomas & Marker Construction of Bellefontaine, OH for the Sloan Smart Technology Center project

The next Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

By Kelsey Webb

Kelsey Webb is Director of Communications and Public Relations for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

Kelsey Webb is Director of Communications and Public Relations for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.