Washington County USD 108 Board Of Education Meeting Minutes – 8/7/17

WASHINGTON COUNTY U.S.D. #108 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, August 7, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Members Present
Jill Hoover, Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, Jacki Zabokrtsky, Brad Jones, Rhonda Manley, Rod Stewart.

Administration Present
Denise O’Dea, Superintendent of Schools
Vicki Enyart, 7-12 Principal
Amy Hoover, K-6 Principal

Clerk Present
Amy Anderson, Clerk

Guests Present
Lisa Ouellette News reporter

1.0 Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
The meeting of the Washington County USD #108 Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Joe L’Ecuyer in the District Office Board Room in Washington, Kansas.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Jill Hoover moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Welcome new board member – Brad Owen

4.0 Consent Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of July 10, 2017 Board of Education meeting;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of July 2017 bills;
C. Approval of 2016-17 Cash Balance and Budget Summary reports;
D. Approval of building activity fund reports for July 2017;
E. Accept the resignation of Erin Toole, sophomore class sponsor;
F. Approve the transfer of Jay Kearn from part-time 4-6 math teacher to full-time social studies/math teacher at grades 7-12;
G. Approve the hiring of: Annie Yungeberg, preschool teacher; Raechel Bruna, 6th grade teacher; Greg Metz, transportation director/outside maintenance; Lisa Ouellette, JH cheer sponsor; Erin Toole, HS and JH scholar’s bowl sponsor; Sara Vytlacil, international club sponsor.

5.0 Discussion and Action of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

6.0 Consideration of the Proposed FY18 Budget and Budget Hearing Publication Notice (Code 99)
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Brad Jones to approve the proposed FY18 budget and publish the budget hearing publication notice in the Washington County News as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

7.0 Track Painting Bid to Consider
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to approve the tracking painting bid submitted by TrackFixx, LLC for $8300 to include track preparation and painting, fill cracks, level and seal low spots, and apply clear coat wax. Motion carried 7-0.

8.0 Approve Home Rule Resolution
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to approve the Home Rule Resolution as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

9.0 Approve Chromebook Policy for Grades 7-12
Jill Hoover moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to approve the Chromebook policy for grades 7-12 as presented. Motion carried 7-0. Ms. Enyart will look into insurance options to offer to parents and report her findings at the next BOE meeting.

10.0 Approval of BOE Policy Updates – 1st Reading
Ms. O’Dea gave an overview of the recommended policy changes.

11.0 Finalize BOE Back-to-School Picnic for Staff – Monday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. Board members discussed the back-to-school picnic and assigned responsibilities to each board member.

12.0 Executive Session
A. Personnel
1. Salary increases for classified staff
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to go into executive session with the superintendent to discuss salary increases for classified staff pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 7:59 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to approve a 3% salary increase for all classified and administrative staff with the exception of Greg Metz, Amy Hoover, Vicki Enyart, and Steve Graham. Motion carried 7-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to
maintain Steve Graham’s $2.00 per hour salary increase for increased duties. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Negotiations
1. Ratify 2017-18 contract with WCTA
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to go into executive session with the superintendent to discuss ratification of 2017-18 contract with WCTA pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 8:10 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to ratify the contract with the WCTA for 2017-18 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

13.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.

Amy Anderson, Clerk
Washington County Schools, U.S.D. #108

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 2021 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.