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Vocational school district selects new president

ST. CLAIRSVILLE –The Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents recently announced that Richard Schoene, superintendent of the Belmont-Harrison Vocational School District, will serve as president for the 2021-22 school year.

Schoene has served on the Executive Board the past five years.

OACTS fosters collaboration among Ohio’s career center and joint vocational superintendents to share best practices and to advance career-technical education in Ohio.

As part of their work, OACTS regularly communicates and advocates with legislators and policymakers throughout Ohio to create an environment in the state which promotes the growth and quality of Ohio’s career centers.

Schoene has held several roles at the BHVSD since he was hired in 1994.

He became superintendent in 2010. During his tenure, the Belmont and Harrison Career Centers have made great strides in technology and capital improvements at both buildings.

Students continue to graduate with industrial credentials, and articulated and earned college credits.

Career centers impact the lives of students and contribute to the workforce of Ohio by supplying skilled workers to help grow Ohio’s economy.

Schoene resides with his wife Robin, who is also a Belmont County educator at Bellaire High School.

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