Hi-Point recognizes outgoing board members

By Kelsey Webb

The Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education recognized two outgoing board members for their dedication to the students at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center during the Dec. 13 regular meeting. The board recognized Nancy Osborne (Upper Scioto Valley) for five years of service and Vice President Bill Ramsey (Benjamin Logan) for his 14 years of service to the board.

“We appreciate the service and dedication Nancy and Bill have shown to the district and to our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith. “They will be missed, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. We look forward to working with new board members as we continue to provide our students a 21st century education for the modern-day workforce.”

During the meeting, in the second of two votes required by legal process, the board unanimously accepted the certificate of the county auditor and approved a resolution declaring intent to proceed with placing a 0.6 mill permanent improvement issue on the May 8, 2018, ballot to renovate the career center’s 43-year old building to provide students advanced technical training for 21st century jobs. This is the first time in 40 years the district has placed an issue on the ballot.

To learn more about the upcoming permanent improvement issue visit www.ohiohipoint.com.

The board approved employment of Michael Hyder (Zanesfield) as the HVAC-Electrical instructor effective July 1, 2018. The HVAC-Electrical program is new for the 2018-2019 school year, and has been established to help meet the industry demands and provide a successful career path for students.

The board approved employment of Veronnica McCord (Bellefontaine) as the Facilities and Grounds Secretary, effective Nov. 30, 2017.

Alexis Christon, an Allied Health and Nursing senior from Upper Scioto Valley High School, and Hunter Tuel, a Welding and Fabrication senior from Marysville High School, were recognized as the December Students of the Month.

Jon Cook, Dean of Students, was recognized as the December Staff Member of the Month.

In other board action:

· Heard the Legislative Report from Paul McMahill

· Approved the action items recommended by the Treasurer including the November 2017 Financial Statement, interest and investments, appropriation modifications, transfers, and advances, and appropriation increases and decreases

· Approved the revised depository agreements to comply with the Pooled Collateral Program

· Approved the textbook adoption as presented

· Approved internship agreements with Area Electric (Sidney, OH), Mad River Mountain (Zanesfield, OH), and Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, LTD (Bellefontaine, OH)

· Approved employment of Michael Hyder (Zanesfield, OH) as an hourly, as-needed classified staff member, and Dean Morter (Urbana, OH) and Scott Wasserman (Urbana) as hourly, as-needed certified staff

· Approved extended days and a teacher’s supplemental contract for Michael Hyder (Zanesfield, OH)

· Approved a one-time stipend for approved cafeteria operations staff members

· Approved a stipend for the SkillsUSA Regional Coordinator

· Accepted the FY16 audit results as presented

The next Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, January 10, 2018. A reorganization meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a regular board meeting at 7 p.m.

By Kelsey Webb

By Kelsey Webb, Director of Communications and Public Relations.

By Kelsey Webb, Director of Communications and Public Relations.