Created on Thursday, 24 April 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Ohio Hi-Point school board members Wednesday in a regular meeting laid off a teacher because of low enrollment in that program, hired an adult education instructor, accepted staff resignations and learned of an audit-level citation from the district’s treasurer.
Empty Bowls fundraiser is today
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center students host an Empty Bowls of Logan County fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.today in the school cafeteria.
For $15 community members may select a handcrafted bowl made by local artists, potters and high school students, and enjoy soups donated by local restaurants. Proceeds go to food relief efforts of the Second Harvest Food Bank serving Logan County.
The declining numbers in the building maintenance program resulted in the suspension of the contract of Doug Limes.
The focus of that program — plumbing and pipe fitting — will be moved under the umbrella of the mechanical construction program, Superintendent Jeff Price said. That program had been reduced a couple of years ago from full- to three-quarter time as Hi-Point struggled to fill the building maintenance program.
Christine Tracey was hired as an adult education instructor effective April 23.
Resignations for the purpose of retirement were accepted from Judy Gratz, cosmetology, and Steve Graves, career-based intervention, effective Aug. 1 and July 15, respectively.
Peter Raatz has submitted a letter of resignation for personal reasons, effective June 30.
Treasurer Eric Adelsberger reported that Ohio Hi-Point was cited on its 2013 state audit for missing documentation, especially as it relates to Pell grants or other public aid for adult education programs.
It was the first citation the district has received on an audit since 2000, Mr. Adelsberger said, adding that such an error is unlikely to reoccur, especially given that Hi-Point has turned over management of its adult education programs to Clark State University as part of their partnership.
“The citation occurred in result of the district’s transition out of the Adult Education division,” Mr. Adelsberger said.
“The financial aid went through several different hands due to changing staff and limited staff and records were not properly documented as they should have been.”
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