Renovations at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center are estimated to be finished around Christmas in 2023. Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith said Wednesday during a regular school board meeting that right now they are working on second-phase drawings.
“We are meeting with teachers and talking about room spaces and things like that,” he said.
He hope to share the plans with the board at the next regular meeting.
“We are working out the phasing plans and working the bugs out,” he said.
The renovations are currently priced at a little more than $30 million, Smith said.
The board also approved the five-year forecast presented at an Oct. 16 work session.
“The most value you get out of five-year forecast is just the discussion you have as a group,” said Eric Adelsberger, treasurer. “It’s invaluable all the administrators and board members have a collective understanding of the school’s focus. It’s even more important that we understand that the money is being spent to support schools’ focus.”
Adelsberger also said he doesn’t think the five-year forecast has a great deal of value.
“The forecast isn’t set in stone,” he said. “The whole idea is that it’s a mile marker way for the board and administration.”
In other business the board approved:
• Karen Cordova of Bellefontaine as a certified substitute teacher for the 2019-2020 schoolyear at a daily rate of $100, and Stacy Stinemetz of Richwood as a classified substitute cook.