Report: Ohio Hi-Point needs teachers


By Alixandria Wells-Good

Contributing writer

MECHANICSBURG – The Mechanicsburg School Board of Education met on Monday, July 9 at Mechanicsburg Schools.

Paul McMahill shared that Ohio Hi-Point is in need of teachers. The school is looking at having to not offer their engineering program due to lack of staffing.

Mechanicsburg Superintendent Dr. Danielle Prohaska shared that the stripping of the building floors is still on track. The weight room updates are also on track, and the scoreboard upgrade is complete. Prohaska then shared that there are a few students/graduates who are taking advantage of an internship through SOCHE (Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education) where they have paid internships as students and recent graduates. These internships can be in a variety of different positions in the work field that the student is wishing to pursue.

Prohaska went on to say that the semi-annual bullying and harassment report is published on the school’s website and is accessible to parents or anyone wishing to look into this information. She also stated that enrollment is up to 872, which is an increase of 39 students from May 2022 to May 2023. It was also stated that open enrollment is now closed for special needs due to the caseload sizes being at their maximum.

Recommendations from the treasurer, Scott Maruniak, included a motion to approve the “property/liability/fleet/cyber/pollution insurance renewal for FY (fiscal year) 2024 with the Ohio School Plan (administered by Hylant Insurance) in the amount of $54,532.” Another consent item stated changes to orders associated with the weight room renovation/improvement projects, which totaled $57,405. All consent items were passed.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

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