The Homer-Center school board will look into digitizing its old yearbooks, approved a number of hires, and scheduled a make-up day for Thursday’s cancellation.
According to Superintendent Charles Koren, Homer-Center’s librarian Erin Hildebrand became aware of a private organization that works with its state’s Department of Corrections to employ convicted offenders to offer a variety of services. One such service is the scanning and digitizing of yearbooks for schools, which is free for yearbooks of certain years.
Koren explains the project, which is offered by Oklahoma Correctional Industries:
“They do ’50-’89 for free. And of course they’re trying to drum up additional support, because they’ll say ‘what happens from ’90 to, you know, the next almost 30 years?’ And that, depending on the number of pages, costs money. So she’s asking, and tonight has gained approval, to do those 50 years for free.”
Koren and Hildebrand may consider in the future digitizing yearbooks after 1990 at a cost, depending on board approval.
In other news, the board approved a number of staff hires and substitute faculty and staff.
Lastly, the board approved February 18th as a snow make-up day for Thursday’s cancellation.