CENTERBURG — The Centerburg school board on Monday, with board member Colby Clippinger abstaining, passed a resolution asking that steps be taken to alter the composition of the Knox County Career Center Board of Education. The resolution states that the Centerburg board desires direct representation on the KCCC board and that it believes direct representation would benefit both Centerburg and the KCCC. The resolution also authorized board vice president Jason Rogers to contact the other local school districts served by KCCC to solicit their support for the restructuring of the KCCC board so that all such local districts have direct representation.
Rogers said state law, Ohio Revised Code Section 3311.19, does provide a procedure by which the composition of the KCCC board can be changed. He added that the local districts send students and money to the career center and direct representation by the local boards would help the career center better meet the needs of all the students more efficiently.
About a dozen students, parents and community members attended the public participation portion of the meeting. They spoke in support of veteran cheerleading advisor Adrianna Hawk, saying Centerburg has a top quality squad with top quality coaches. They expressed concerns about the program should she not return to the position next year. Board president Lynn McCann and superintendent Mike Hebenthal both assured the group they appreciated the quality of Hawk’s performance and her dedication to the district. They also explained that, according to state law, non-certified pupil activity personnel such as Hawk must resign each year and the position be posted in house, thus giving certified school employees the first chance to fill the position.