MOUNT VERNON — The high school cosmetology program was featured Thursday at the Knox County Career Center board meeting.
Senior cosmetology class instructor Sherry Curry and students Morgan Hazen and Kristen Williams explained the hairstyles on “dolls” displayed at the meeting. The hairdos were examples of more elegant styles which might be worn by brides on their wedding day. Hazen said the class is planning a couple of community service projects to raise money to benefit the family of KCCC student Tyler Haldeman, who was seriously injured in a car crash.
Junior students Shelbi Kvochick, Allison Myers and Olivia Elwood, along with instructor Becky Worby, talked about the things beginning students learn, including facials and 24 different types of braids. The juniors also shared some “amazing” facts from their milady textbook. For example, “you have over 30 muscles in your face that control your expression,” and “typing on the keyboard stimulates the nails and helps them grow.”
Board vice president Margie Bennett reported on resolutions made by the Ohio School Boards Association regarding things school districts would like to see addressed by the Legislature. One item is to change the school report cards so that the graduation rate calculation allows special education students extra time to graduate. They can attend school to the age of 22, but districts’ graduation scores currently do not reflect that. Another proposal is for the state to fully fund the extra costs associated with mandated special education services.
Besides approving routine fiscal actions, the board authorized the purchase of electric service through the Metropolitan Education Council. That action is projected to save $85,000 over a three-year period. The board also approved the five-year financial forecast.
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