The Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education focused on reinforcing positive behavior on campus and celebrating real-world experiences during its Sept. 26 regular meeting.
The board received a presentation led by Jon Cook, dean of students, on the Educator’s Handbook, which outlines the positive behavior reinforcement process on the main campus. Students are rewarded for displaying positive behaviors, and the school has received 94 positive behavior referrals this school year to date.
The board recognized September main campus Students of the Month Brian Workman, who is in Automotive Technology II at Bellefontaine High School, and Trevor VanHoose, who is in Multimedia Marketing II at Indian Lake High School. The board also recognized the September 2018 high school Staff Member of the Month, Bob Alig, auto diesel technology instructor.
Another highlight of the board meeting was the announcement of the students who have been sponsored by Career Technical Service Organizations (CTSOs) to attend national competitions and events. Twenty-eight students will attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN; seven students will attend the Purdue Invitational & Stockman’s Invitational Livestock Judging Contest in West Lafayette, IN; three students will attend the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, MO; 30 students will attend Wreaths Across America in Washington, D.C.; and eight students will attend the annual 4th year media student study trip in Nashville, TN.
Ohio Hi-Point has expanded internships at 22 businesses, providing students with real-world experiences in their career field.
During the meeting, the board also approved the donation of a 2002 Honda Odyssey from Donald Jackson of Zanesfield and thanked him for his generosity.
In other board action:
· Adopted six new textbooks associated with the new HVAC and Applied Manufacturing programs;
· Adopted a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levied and certifying them to the county auditor. Expressed gratitude toward the community for its support on the ballot in May 2018;
· Received a presentation from three students about the Mechanicsburg IT Satellite Program;
· Authorized the treasurer to dispose of one 1997 International/Bluebird bus for scrap value; and,
· Approved professional development opportunities for four staff members.
The next regular scheduled Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
Submitted by the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.