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Hi-Point Board hires four new teachers and discusses Senate Bill 59 (Audio included)

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education held a board meeting where a variety of issues were discussed on Wednesday night.

The issue that raised the most concern was that of Senate Bill 59. The bill has been altered since it was first reported at the last board meeting. Originally the bill stated that instead of having the home district’s boards send one member to serve on the JVS board they would have to select a member of the community to serve on the board. Recent legislation has changed the bill so that current members of the board can retain their positions if they meet the requirement of qualifications being assigned. Superintendent Jeff Price doesn’t believe the JVS board will be heavily impacted saying, “I think that many of our board members actually will meet qualifications set out and the exceptions to Senate Bill 59.”

Listen to the full interview with Superintendent Jeff Price.

Also the board approved the hiring of four new teachers. The new teachers are: Brian Badenhop, a Science Instructor from Napoleon, Abbie Kennedy, an Intervention Specialist from Springfield, Laura McCabe, a Supply Chain Management Instructor from Urbana, and Todd Skaggs, a Social Studies Instructor from Wapakoneta. Price was very excited by the new hiring’s saying, “We’re really excited to have the new staff members and we bring some real young talent and potential to our school district.”

A unanimous vote from the board also gave Treasurer Eric Adelsberger a 2% raise in pay.  Adelsberger was evaluated by the board at the last meeting and his performance was labeled as stellar.

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