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Ohio Hi-Point BOE convenes for regular meeting and annual holiday dinner (Audio included)

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Board of Education gathered Wednesday evening for an annual holiday dinner for board members and administrators followed by a regular monthly meeting.

Board members opened the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. After this, Ohio Hi-Point’s own security and safety was discussed. Superintendent Jeff Price says the school is always working to update security and safety precautions in case a dangerous situation arises.

Listen to Superintendent Price discuss OHP security and safety

Staff and faculty will undergo ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) training after the New Year. This training will educate staff on what action to take if an armed gunman were ever to enter the building.

“Evacuation is a part of this, fighting back is part of this, barricading the door is part of this,” Price said.

Michael White (pictured right), of Kenton, was honored as Student of the Month. White is in the Electronics Program at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. He plans to attend Rhodes State College for an associate degree in Electronics Engineering after graduation.

The Board unanimously approved the resignation of Kristine C. Edwards effective December 12. Edwards was employed by Ohio Hi-Point in the Adult Education Student Services department as Financial Aid Coordinator.

“We thank Kristine. [She] was a loyal employee, and [she] was willing to do a lot of things to make Ohio Hi-Point successful…she was just a delightful person to work with,” Price said.

The Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education will meet again January 15.

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