Tech coordinator for satellite programs set

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To accommodate continued growth in its satellite programs, Ohio Hi-Point will expand the technology assistant’s role to work exclusively on meeting high-tech needs of on-site learning programs with partner schools.

A new technology coordinator position was accepted Wednesday in a regular meeting of the Hi-Point school board. Board members approved Matthew Heaston for the job. Mr. Heaston had been an assistant technology coordinator with Ohio Hi-Point since 2006. 

According to a job description approved by the board, Mr. Heaston will be tasked with overseeing, “installation and maintenance of network connections,” for Hi-Point’s satellite programs, which continue to grow and evolve, Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith said.

Currently, Hi-Point has 47 satellite programs, across 17 school buildings, with plans to set up six to eight more in the coming months, the superintendent said. 

Specifically, Hi-Point has forthcoming plans to grow its satellite partnerships with Kenton and Triad schools.

Employers seek a more technologically-inclined workforce coming out of high school, and an increase in partnerships with career technical education centers is one way public schools are trying to implement more work-based education into their curriculums, Dr. Smith said after the meeting.

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