DECA to present at Olentangy BOE meeting


The Olentangy Board of Education will hear presentations about its DECA program and school safety, while considering the purchase of transit and maintenance vehicles.

Mike Rees, who will retire as Liberty High School’s DECA adviser, will give a presentation about the program with six students in the program. Rees served 20 years as an adviser for the business and marketing program in the district.

Rees has one period for each of the three DECA classes. Two of the classes are juniors and one for seniors, for a total 61 students. The classes can be used in combination with three other business-related courses that would earn them a college credit, he said.

Jennifer Iceman, assistance director of human resources, and Jeff Podrack of Powell-based consulting firm Armada will give a presentation about school safety. Further information was not available.

The board will consider the purchase of an eight-passenger vehicle for $82,481 and four maintenance vehicles for $148,557. All vehicles would be purchased from Germain Ford of Columbus.

The board will meet at the Olentangy Administrative Office, 814 Shanahan Road, 6 p.m. Thursday in the conference room.

By Brandon Klein

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Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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