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Satellite agreements approved

Curriculum agreements with two partner schools were approved at a regular meeting Wednesday by the Ohio Hi-Point school board.

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Hi-Point has agreed to partner with Riverside and Marysville school districts to provide business, agriculture and engineering training at those satellite locations.

Business and agriculture programs at Hi-Point will join the existing media arts program at Riverside High School for the 2013-14 school year. The programs will be taught using Hi-Point curriculum. Under the five-year agreement, Riverside will provide the facilities and staff, but will be paid by Hi-Point.

Architectural and mechanical design, currently a main campus program, will transition into a pre-engineering satellite program for freshmen through senior students at Marysville High School.

“We’re excited to partner with our districts and be able to offer career technical programs and CTE opportunities to students at their home schools,” Superintendent Jeff Price said.

Because of decreased enrollment, the board approved a reduction in positions in masonry and manufacturing engineering. Masonry teacher Terry Hedges and manufacturing engineering teacher Craig Bales will undergo 25 percent reductions to their contracts. In addition, Marysville’s construction trades instructor Benjamin Ludlow will be laid off and the contract suspended.

Treasurer Eric Adelsberger reported a clean 2012 audit that met all requirements.

In other action, the board approved/accepted:

• a contract to Neff Paving and Concrete for the bus parking lot paving project;

• the resignation of Kelly Fark, part-time adult education practical nursing instructor, for personal reasons;

• attendance of Laura Donnelly, Sally Andrews and Tammy Heitmeyer, health technology instructors, to chaperone students competing at the National Health Occupations Students of America competition in Tennessee; and Michelle Weadock, Riverside satellite media arts instructor, to attend the student college trip to West Virginia University; and

• the 2013/14 district calendar.

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