The Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education met in regular session Wednesday evening.
The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center had a very successful first week of school. The career center had a record number of 634 students, which is the most the district has had in a decade. The district is very proud of the growth in the number of students in addition to the wide variety of credentials being offered and their dedicated instructors.
Ohio Hi-Point’s Communications Coordinator, Kelsey Webb, explains more:
Ohio Hi-Point will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing experience at the highest point in Ohio on Monday, April 8, 2024. This event will be family-friendly and will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per vehicle and $125 per bus. Guests are responsible for bringing their own viewing glasses.
OHP is expecting tickets to be sold out by November. It’s projected that there will be around 4,000 guests on campus for the viewing experience. The event will take place rain or shine.
Webb gives an overview of The Solar Eclipse at the Top of Ohio event:
Students will be incorporating their skills into this highly-anticipated and popular event. Some programs that will be taking part are the graphic, media, and arts academy, education academy, criminal justice program, and medical professions/exercise science program.
Webb explains how OHP’s student career programs will be incorporated into the event:
You can see more information about The Solar Eclipse at the Top of Ohio and purchase tickets here.
In the District Update Report from Brad Richardson, Assistant Superintendent of Career Tech, one of the goals for the district is to increase the work-based learning hours for all students. But, transportation for students to job sites has been one of the biggest barriers. So, an additional part-time van driver was hired to help provide more transportation. In addition, the career center is piloting a 1-by-1 program with a small group of students where they are at the job site for one week, then the other week they will be on campus for classes and alternate weeks. Hi-Point is also offering the driver’s ed class free to all students from state career awareness dollars so that students can earn their driver’s licenses.
The board approved several items:
- Attendance of at least one administrator to assist in chaperoning all out-of-state student study trips for the 2023-2024 school year, including trips previously approved that are scheduled during the 2023-2024 school year
- Brad Richardson, Assistant Superintendent of Career Tech, and Rick Smith, Superintendent, to attend the ACTE National Convention in Phoenix, AZ, November 28 – December 2, 2023
- Molly Harshbarger, Riverside Satellite Agriculture Instructor, to chaperone 15 students to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, from November 1-3, 2023
- Employment of Certified Substitutes for the 2023/2024 school year
- Rosalind Brown, Substitute Teacher – Academic & Lab, effective August 24, 2023
- Kimberly Collier, Substitute Teacher – Academic, effective August 24, 2023
- Rebecca Stahl, Substitute Teacher – Math, effective August 14, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Michael Moore, Full-Time Substitute Teacher – Academic & Lab, effective August 17, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Jack Harshbarger, Substitute Teacher – Academic & Lab, effective August 17, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Employment of Classified Staff, Secretarial/Aide for the 2023/2024 school year
- Trish Wilcox, Educational Aide, effective August 3, 2023
- Employment of Classified Staff for the 2023/2024 school year
- Kathleen Risner, Van Driver, effective August 17, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Employment of Classified Staff, Administrative for the 2023/2024 school year
- Lori Lowery, Data & Assessment Coordinator, effective August 28, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Donation of two 2017 Freightliner Cascadia semi-trucks to be used in the Diesel Technology Lab at OHP from Meijer, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI
- Contract with Bender Communications, Inc. for the Security Radio Project (purchase new portable radios and install associated indoor and outdoor repeaters that will allow District personnel to communicate more effectively throughout campus to provide better security and protection of school property)
The meeting then went into executive session.
The next Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 27, at 7 p.m.