BELLEFONTAINE- With the school year almost complete, the Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education acknowledged the service of Ohio Hi-Point staff members during Wednesday evening’s regular scheduled board meeting.
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center annually recognizes staff for years of service on five-year intervals.
This year, 14 staff members will be recognized and include:
- - Five years: Stacy Colwell, Laura Donnelly, Ryan Gilbert, Elizabeth Kennaw, Kristin Loy and Sharon Maurice.
- - Ten years: Amy Main and Rodney Peterson
- - Fifteen years include: Joan Harper, Terry Hedges, Jann McBrien and Tonya Ramirez.
- - Twenty years: Melissa Sizemore
- - Twenty-five years: Robin Curley
The Board of Education also congratulated Hillary Rader, a Professional Turf and Landscaping student from Bellefontaine High School, and Michael Pelfrey, a Building Maintenance student from Triad High School, as the May Students of Month.
The Board authorized a recall for Craig Bales’ employment contract. Last month, Bales’ position was reduced by ¼ time due to low enrollment, and since then a retirement has open a full-time position Bales was qualified to fill.
Resignations of three staff members were accepted by the Board and include: Eric Harman, Intervention Specialist, for the purpose of retirement; Sharon Maurice, Satellite Supply Chain Management Instructor, for personal reasons; and Amy Main, Adult Education Supervisor, for personal reasons.
Due to low enrollment, the Board approved to reduce the Building Maintenance position by ¼ time.
The career center’s convocation will take place at Ohio Hi-Point on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at Bellefontaine High School.
In other board action:
- - Heard the Legislative report from Warren Stevens (Urbana)
- - Approved the report of the treasurer including the April 2013 Financial Statement; interests and investments; and appropriation increases, decreases, transfers and advances
- - Approved the treasurer’s five-year forecast that was presented during the May 15 Organizational Meeting
- - Approved the donation of DitchWitch Trencher to the Ohio Department of Correction, and six air conditioning units to Kenton City Schools
- - Approved the employment of certified and classified staff for one and two-year contracts as well as teacher supplemental contracts and extended days for adult and high school staff
- - Approved the practical nursing insurance supplement stipend for approved staff members
- - Approved the attendance of Ashley Thompson (Marysville Satellite Agriculture Instructor) to attend Student Leadership Training; Tom Carrig (Printng and Graphics Instructor) to attend the Teacher Update/Printing and Graphic Communication Trade Show; and Donna Beale (Culinary Instructor) to accompany two students to the FCCLA National Conference.
- - Approved a donation of a 1999 Honda Accord for use in the Auto Technology lab from David Rogers of Marysville; and a 2003 Ford Escape 4WD for use in the Auto Technology lab from Ron Borgerding of Huntsville
- - Approved the resolution for early release days for 2013/2014 school year
- - Approved 2013/2014 Adult Education salary schedule
- - Approved the resolution adopting a calamity day alternative make up plan as presented
The next Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Sloan Inn at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.
About Ohio Hi-Point
The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center develops our most valuable resource, people, by providing quality career-technical and academic education programs. Our High School and Satellite Divisions serve juniors and seniors from 14 partner school districts and offer more than 30 career training programs, while our Adult and Continuing Education Division has a strong focus on customized training, providing businesses the training needed to strengthen, and prosper in, the community.