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Tie Vote Halts USD 380 Bond Issue Progress

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A tie vote for moving forward with a bond issue for improvements at school buildings in USD 380 on Monday will result in no bond issue on the May ballot.

Option B, which would include closing the Early Childhood Center and district offices at Vermillion, along with building improvements at Frankfort and Centralia, was an $8.7 million option, that was considered in the vote. It was among four initially considered by the board, and presented to district patrons at a recent series of public meetings.

A resolution to adopt option B resulted in the 3-3 stalemate, which means USD 380 will not be moving forward with taking the issue to voters this spring.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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