Cosmetology School Stands Before School Board

Cosmetology school students and instructors in Mount Vernon, Ohio were recently in attendance at a career center board meeting to discuss some of the decisions the board makes about the cosmetology programs for adults and high school students.

The Knox County Career Center held the normally scheduled board meeting to discuss routine items and delved into some of the special issues that affect the cosmetology schools, teachers, and students.

Cosmetology and other lab-based vocational training classes are activity-intense programs that require a lot of teacher involvement. In the past, the board members voted to pay a special stipend amounting to $500 for teachers who were able to maintain more than 22 students in labs such as those held by the high school and adult cosmetology schools.

However, union officials find this policy to be unfair; they cite that not all teachers have the same opportunity to obtain the minimum threshold to receive the stipend. The board members recast their vote, which resulted in a tie because of an absent board member this week. Therefore, the stipend will stand for now.

In addition to discussing a previous decision by the board to provide stipend pay to some teachers who hosted labs for students like the cosmetology program’s consumer salon, the students and teachers were there to illustrate some of the activities that take place in the cosmetology school’s lab.

The school’s salons are open at alternating times throughout the day and week. The teachers explained, while students demonstrated lab activities, that the senior high school students participate in an open salon in the morning hours, while the junior students run the salon during lunch hours. In the afternoon and evening, adult students of the cosmetology school operate the salon and all students are required to get this hands on training for certification testing.

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