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Hi-Point preps nursing program open house

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During a regular board of education meeting Wednesday, the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center set an open house for Sept. 24 to recognize the 30th anniversary of the Nancy J. Knight School of Nursing.

This is the final year the nursing program will be under the Hi-Point umbrella before the final transition into the Clark State Community College partnership. Classes will still take place on the Hi-Point campus in Bellefontaine, but students will have the opportunity to gain college credit and pay a lower tuition rate.

Officials said the open house will be a reflection of how far the program has come in 30 years and will highlight the upcoming opportunities available through the Clark State partnership.

The open house is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, with the final nursing class graduation following at 7 p.m.

A car show hosted by the Automotive Technology lab is from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

Communications Coordinator Kelsey Giesler spoke about new communication efforts intended to connect to the student body, including launching an Instagram account, a mobile-based, photo-sharing application.

The board also approved a public hearing set for Oct. 16 to consider rehiring Pamela Clark, a retired instructor, into the same position part time.

In other board action, the board authorized, accepted or approved:

• the resignation of Graham Satellite Business instructor Donna Atkinson, for personal reasons;

• uncompensated leave of absence for the information technology instructor for the purpose of out-of-country travel;

• employment of Lori Ludwig as an Adult Education Practical Nursing Theory instructor and an Adult Education Practical Nursing Clinical instructor;

• phone stipends for listed staff members;

• attendance of Marysville Satellite Ag instructor Ashley Thompson to chaperone four students at the Regional Horse Judging Competition in West Springfield, Mass.;

• consortium membership through 2014 with Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium;

• the permanent display of United States Air Force and 664th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron historical articles in the commons area of the high school building; and

• the superintendent to vote among the membership of the Logan County Insurance Consortium to approve the Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School District to move to a self-funded insurance model.

The next regular meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Sloan Inn at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

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