Washington County USD 108 Board Of Education Meeting Minutes – 11/13/17


District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, November 13, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.


Members Present
Rhonda Manley, Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, Rod Stewart, Jacki Zabokrtsky

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
Misty Baker, Don Brax, John Kern, Teryl Goeckel, Tori Zabokrtsky, Tyler Simmons, Scuyler Zenger, 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. Jill Hoover and Brad Jones were absent.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Jacki Zabokrtsky moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to approve the agenda with the addition of 3.B.1. – Recognize Teryl Goeckel as Kansas Counselor of the Year. Motion carried 5-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Recognize Scuyler Zenger, member of the National FFA first place Vet Science team, and his advisor, Mr. Kern
Brad Jones arrived at 7:09 p.m.
B. Recognize Tyler Simmons, state competitor and placer in Cross Country, and his coach, Mr. Brax
1. Recognize Teryl Goeckel as Kansas Counselor of the Year.
C. Building Report from Ms. Enyart
Ms. Enyart told the board there are many good things happening as evidenced by the recognitions above.
D. Building Report from Mrs. Hoover
Mrs. Hoover told the board several teachers are attending a math resource meeting in Eudora as part of Build Your Own Curriculum.

4.0 Audience with the Public

5.0 Consent Agenda
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of the October 9, 2017 Board of Education meeting;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of October 2017 bills;
C. Approval of building activity fund reports for October 2017;
D. Approve engagement letter with BAS LLC (Bruna Auditing Services, LLC) for the 2017-18 district audit for $4800 (same as previous year);
E. Approve the hiring of Andrea Baxa, ELL para; Ty Stewart – JH Boys Assistant Basketball coach.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Act on Bids Received for Mower and Van
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to decline the lone bid of $1726.51 for the Country Clipper mower. Motion carried 6-0. Bids of $510 and $700 were received for the 1999 Dodge Caravan. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to accept the bid of $700. Motion carried 6-0.

8.0 Second Step Update – Amy Hoover
Mrs. Hoover explained the Second Step program and how it is being implemented in the district.

9.0 Assessment Update – Vicki Enyart
Ms. Enyart distributed an example of Predictive Interim Testing results and explained how the teacher can use these results immediately to gauge student understanding of the content.

10.0 Health Insurance Discussion
Ms. O’Dea told the board that due to Blue Cross Blue Shield policies three employees will be ineligible for district group health insurance when the district goes off the State Employee Health Plan effective January 1, 2018 because they do not work at least 30 hours a week. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to grandfather these three employees by allowing them to purchase an individual plan through Miller and Associates with the district paying the same percentage as paid on all other employees. Motion carried 6-0.

11.0 Items from BOE for Upcoming Meetings
A. December 11 BOE meeting is the same night as the Christmas concert. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jacki Zabokrtsky to change the meeting to 6:00 p.m. in the high school library. Motion carried 6-0.
B. New BOE member will join us on at the January 2018 BOE meeting. Kevin
Elliott will take Jacki Zabokrtsky’s place at the January 13, 2018 board meeting.

12.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

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

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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.