The district follows the below policy and administrative guidelines.

If you believe your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment have been violated, please contact Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith, 2280 St. Rt. 540 Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or call at 937-599-3010.

You can view the student handbook for additional information on Point's Drug Prevention Memorandum, Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior and the Board's zero tolerance policy.



If any person believes that the Ohio Hi-Point School District or any of the District's staff has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of (1) Title II, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (4) The Age Act, and (5) The Americans with Disabilities Act, s/he may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance, to the District's Civil Rights Coordinator.


The person who believes s/he has a valid basis for grievance shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the District's Civil Rights Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply with an answer to the complainant. S/He may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps:

Step 1: A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the District's Civil Rights Coordinator within five business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint. The Coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five business days.

Step 2: If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the District's Civil Rights Coordinator, s/he may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within five business days after receipt of the Coordinator's response. The Superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within ten business days.

Step 3: If the complainant remains unsatisfied, s/he may appeal through a signed written statement to the Board of Education within five business days of his/her receipt of the Superintendent's response in step two. In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the Board of Education shall meet with the concerned parties and their representative within twenty days of the receipt of such an appeal. A copy of the Board's disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each concerned party within ten business days of this meeting. 40

Step 4: If at this point the grievance has not been satisfactorily settled, further appeal may be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 600 Superior Avenue, Room 750, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

Inquiries concerning the nondiscriminatory policy may be directed to Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100. Toll free phone contact is 800-421-3481. The District's Coordinator, on request, will provide a copy of the District's grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure. A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based, may be found in the District Coordinator's office.

  • Title IX Coordinators: Mark Butler and Allison Koch

  • Title IX Investigator: Tonya Ramey

  • Title IX Initial Decision Maker: Brad Richardson

  • Section 504 Compliance Officer: Dr. Rick Smith

Zero Tolerance Policy


To view The United States Department of Education legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents in its entirety, click here.

An online education and career planning tool has been developed to assist students in developing education and career plans! This was developed by the Ohio Director of Job and Family Services, in consultation with the Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation In compliance with ORC6301.15.

Ohio Means Jobs K-12 is a comprehensive planning tool that includes features such as a/an:

  • Guided tour and recommended activities

  • Online backpack to save and view information

  • Career interest survey

  • Career information by keyword or industry

  • Budget and cost of living tools and information

The website and link to access these tools is www.ohiomeansjobs.com


The safety and security of our students and staff are top priorities for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The district has a comprehensive crisis plan and district administrators work closely with local emergency responders and law enforcement to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.

In addition, the district has well-established security measures to ensure the wellbeing of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, and surveillance cameras.


Be Prepared

To ensure every parent/guardian has the most accurate information in the event of an emergency, please make sure your student’s emergency contact information is current. To update this information, please contact Ohio Hi-Point’s Health & Safety Coordinator at (937) 599-3010 ext. 1347.

Ohio Hi-Point utilizes a mass call and text messaging service to notify parent(s)/guardian(s) of emergency situations. Please download Ohio Hi-Point’s app to stay up-to-date on the district and allow “push notifications” in the settings. Search for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in the Apple Store or Google Play and download the app for free. 

Parent(s)/guardian(s) should be aware of where they can obtain information from the district by following the district’s communication channels including Ohio Hi-Point’s Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ohiohipointcc), Twitter (@ohiohipoint), and website (www.ohiohipoint.com) pages.


Trust that during an emergency Ohio Hi-Point’s first priority is the safety and protection of students. Once students are safe and the district has full and accurate information regarding the situation, communication efforts to parents will be initiated. Trust that staff and students are prepared for emergency situations. The district participates in emergency drills throughout the year, and staff and emergency responders know the best procedures for keeping students safe.

Please do not call the school. It is essential to keep phone lines open so district officials can make outgoing emergency calls. If students are ill or injured, the parents of those students will be notified first.

Please do not go to the school. In the case of a high-impact emergency on campus or at a school-sponsored activity, access to the campus will be limited and controlled by fire or police officials.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to remain close to their sources of communication to ensure they are receiving accurate and timely updates from the district. Please reassure your student you will be contacted by Ohio Hi-Point and you will be reunited with them as soon as it is safe to do so.

Stay Informed
Multiple outlets will be used for updates:


How will I be reunited with my child?
Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be directed by school or local law enforcement to their student’s specific location. This information will be distributed via the above emergency communication outlets listed.

The district will only release students to authorized persons after checking proof of identity and signing a student release form.

Ohio Hi-Point understands the anxiety parents feel when there is potential danger to children. It’s important to remain calm, follow procedures, and cooperate with district and local emergency responders and law enforcement. The reunification process can be time-consuming, so everyone is urged to be patient.

After the safety and status of students and staff have been assured and emergency conditions have abated, staff, teachers, and school officials will work to return to a normal school routine as quickly as possible.

The district will provide tools and resources for students and families including school counselors, grief counselors, and human services professionals to work with individuals and groups.

Communication regarding follow-up developments will continue with parents.

Discussions and debriefings with staff and responders will occur to evaluate the district’s crisis response and recommend adjustments as appropriate.


This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Open a Support Ticket or enter information on our site. Provide us with feedback on our products or services.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. 

  • We only provide articles and information. 

  • We never ask for credit card numbers. 

  • We use regular Malware Scanning.

  • We do not use an SSL certificate

  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers.

Do we use 'cookies'?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly. However, you will still be able to place orders.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/13...

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-p...

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

  • By emailing us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not collect information from children under 13

We adhere to the following COPPA tenants:

  • Parents can review, delete, manage or refuse with whom their child's information is shared through contacting us directly. Or contacting us directly.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
communications@ohiohipoint.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.


2280 State Route 540
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
United States of America



Ohio Hi-Point's style guide are the creative tools, visual elements, and written words that enhance our image and bring the Ohio Hi-Point brand to life. They include our logo, type fonts, color, and visual style.

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith, 2280 St. Rt. 540 Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or call at 937-599-3010