The Woodward News

January 9, 2013

High Plains board renews superintendent's contract

Chris Cooper
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — The High Plains Technology Center Board of Education has renewed superintendent Dwight Hughes' contract for the year 2013.

The HPTC board also renewed their interlocal cooperative agreement with Circuit Engineering District 8 (CED) during its first meeting of the calendar year on Monday.

"Basically that's a long way of saying that we'll be able to purchase stop signs from a department out of Alva from the CED," Hughes said.

Also approved was the center's 403b retirement plan document and the federal compliance regulations which include third party administrator National Benefit Services, LLC.

"Those are just the guidelines we follow for annuity of employees," Hughes said.

General fund encumbrances in the amount of $152,511.33 were also approved. These encumbrances include plans for the replacement of hot water tanks and the installation of push button openers on the gates behind High Plains to make the facility more secure. Payroll encumbrances and the activity fund report for Dec. 2012 were also approved.