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OHP staff to undergo updated safety training

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Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education members learned Wednesday at a regular meeting that district staff will take part in updated safety procedures to help prevent a tragedy similar to what happened Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

However, the decision to participate in the Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate training, referred to by its ALiCE acronym, was made prior to last week’s school shooting, administrators report.

Training includes evacuation, fighting back against a potential threat and barricading doors, Superintendent Jeff Price said.

More specifics of the ALiCE program were detailed in Monday’s Examiner.

Other action taken by the board includes:

• accepted the resignation of Kristine L. Edwards, student services and financial aid coordinator for adult education;

• approved the employment of Heidi J. Barrett as a high school academic substitute teacher and Robin J. Price as an adult education American sign language instructor;

• approved several microscopes to be donated to the Bellefontaine City Schools and Indian Lake schools;

• accepted the donation of an auto lift and motorcycle lift for use by the diesel technology lab from Honda Research & Development at an estimated value of $2,000;

• approved donations of an Ellison Prestige Pro Machine for use in the early childhood education lab from the Knowlton Library at an estimated value of $395; and

• selected Anne Reames as president pro-tempore for the organizational meeting, Jan. 15.

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