Supertinedent Nickoli reported as follows:
I would like to congratulate our new Board Members. Mrs. Erin Stine and Mr. Spencer Shipman who have been appointed by the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors. We welcome you for your respective two and three-year terms and greatly appreciate your service to Pioneer.
January is Board of Education Appreciation Month, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our students and staff. You are to be commended for the progress that Pioneer has made toward increasing student learning and improving student achievement. Also, in recognition of that service is a certificate presented by the Ohio School Boards Association signed by Randy Smith, OSBA President and Rick Lewis, OSBA Executive Director.
I am asking you to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Local Schools that will allow them to teach a Satellite Program using their teacher but submitted via the Educational Management Information System (EMIS) by Pioneer. We will support the program just as we do all of our other satellite programs but then reimburse Ontario for funding diverted to Pioneer since we are using their teacher.
As was mentioned at our December Board Meeting, the Ohio ACTE Legislative Seminar is scheduled for February 8. This is a very important opportunity to connect with those legislators who are returning to office but more importantly to educate new Senators and Representatives as to the value of CTE to Ohio’s workforce development efforts. Additionally, 2023 is a budget year so it is also an opportunity to share the many great things going on in public education.
Prospective students will tour our labs on January 25th and 26th. Thursday night, January 26th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm will be the Open House for new students and their parents. This is a very important time and the beginning of the recruitment cycle for next year.
As in the past, we have scheduled an additional “Second-Look” Open House on Parent Teacher Conference Night on February 23rd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
As we have in past years, we’ll follow up our Sophomore Visitation with a Professional Development Day. Mr. Frye and the High School Administrative Staff is working on an agenda of department specific items followed by time for our staff to conduct business and industry visits.
We have posted a number of positions that will open up next year due to retirements. Given anticipated shortages in all areas of the workforce, teachers included, we want to get an early start on our hiring process. Current openings include:
1. Math Instructor
2. School Counselor
3. Hospitality Instructor
4. Collision Repair Instructor
5. Cosmetology Instructor
I am also asking that you approve a Paternity Leave for Colton Penwell. Mother and child are home and doing well.
All other personnel items are common for this time yea