The Woodward News

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November 7, 2012

HPTC looking at website upgrade

Woodward, Okla. — High Plains Technology Center is looking to revamp its website soon.

During their monthly meeting Monday evening, the HPTC Board of Education approved funding the website redesign as part of the November general fund encumbrances which totaled $118,805.90.

While most of those encumbrances are designated for monthly maintenance and basic operating costs for the technology school, the funding also includes $21,000 that will go toward redesigning the school's website.

"Liquid Fish will be the company overhauling our website. It will be an upgrade to our current website. We're hoping to include features that would allow students to enroll and pay tuition or fees online," HPTC Superintendent Dwight Hughes said.

Work on the website is aimed to begin in February and is ideally expected to be completed towards the first of March, according to HPTC Business Manager Vickie Hunter.

In other business, the HPTC board approved a resolution calling for the annual school election to be held Feb 12, 2013 to elect a new member to the High Plain's Board of Education for Zone 1.

HPTC's Zone 1 has a north boundary of Oklahoma Ave., a west boundary of 48th St., a south boundary of Hanks Trail, and an east boundary of 22nd St.  Persons who live within those boundaries

The schedule for the 2013 Calendar Year Regular Meetings was likewise approved by the board.

The board also approved of the hiring of Gayle Beauchamp as a part time instructional aid as well as hiring Mark Walser as the new full-time custodian.

During his superintendent's report to the board, Hughes mentioned that Tom Hoock, who has served as a HPTC construction instructor, recently retired on Oct. 31 after 35 years of working in education.

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