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USD 108 Washington Co. Board Of Education Meeting Minutes – 3/12/18

WASHINGTON COUNTY U.S.D. #108 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, March 12, 2018 – 7:00 P.M.

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Members Present
Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, Jill Hoover, Rhonda Manley, Rod Stewart, Kevin Elliott, Brad Jones

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
Raechel Bruna, Sonja Frager, Erin Toole, Tina Savage, Justin Cordry, Malari L’Ecuyer, Malachi L’Ecuyer, Jacob Toole, Hannah Portenier, Julisa Martinez, Tori Zabokrtsky 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
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to approve the agenda with the addition of 5E Accept resignations of Jill Keesecker as junior high assistant volleyball coach and high school assistant girls’ basketball coach, Lisa Ouellette as junior high cheer sponsor, and Jay Kearn as high school girls’ head basketball coach. Motion carried 7-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Recognize the Division I State 3rd-place Scholars Bowl team and their sponsor, Erin Toole. Members are: Malachi L’Ecuyer, Hannah Portenier, Malari L’Ecuyer, Julisa Martinez, and Jacob Toole
Mrs. Toole gave an overview of the season, and President L’Ecuyer presented Mrs. Toole and the members certificates from the board.
B. Elementary Building Report – Mrs. Hoover
Mrs. Hoover reported on elementary activities.
C. JH/HS Building Report – Mrs. Enyart
Mrs. Enyart reported on JH/HS activities.

4.0 Audience with the Public

5.0 Consent Agenda
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to approve the consent agenda with the addition of 5E. Motion carried 7-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:

A. Approval of minutes of the February 12, 2018 Board of Education meeting;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of February 2018 bills;
C. Approval of building activity fund reports for February 2018;
D. Review Health Insurance Savings account reconciliation statement;
E. Accept the resignations of Jill Keesecker as junior high assistant volleyball coach and high school assistant girls’ basketball coach, Lisa Ouellette as junior high
cheer sponsor, and Jay Kearn as high school girls’ head basketball coach.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Discussion on 2018-19 School Year
A. Final plan to move grades 4-6 to the West Elementary – Amy Hoover Mrs. Hoover explained where each classroom would be located and that the 4th grade would be self-contained rather than passing among teachers. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to move forward with the relocation of grades 4-6. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Math curriculum adoption – Amy Hoover and math committee members Raechel Bruna and Sonja Frager
Mrs. Bruna and Mrs. Frager explained how they chose the K-6 math curriculum they would like to implement. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to purchase a 6-year MathReady subscription to include online content, consumables, and all updates. Motion carried 6-1 with Kevin Elliott voting no.
C. Addition of a 2nd-grade teacher
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Brad Jones to hire another 2nd-grade teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried 6-1 with Jill Hoover voting no.

8.0 Safety and Security Measures
A. Bids to consider for door and building security work
Ms. O’Dea presented security proposals from Filesafe and CBS Manhattan. It was the consensus of the board to schedule a special meeting to hear presentations from these companies and possibly another provided by Sheriff Cordry. Ms. O’Dea will coordinate this.
B. Locking doors beginning immediately
Beginning Tuesday, March 27 all exterior doors in the district will be locked during school hours.
C. Other measures our distract can take
Various options were discussed with input from Sheriff Cordry.

9.0 Classified Evaluation Instrument
Two classified staff evaluation form options were provided with Option #1 being the instrument currently approved and Option #2 an updated form recommended by Ms. O’Dea. Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Brad Jones to approve Option #2 for classified personnel evaluations. Motion carried 7-0.

10.0 Executive Session – Personnel and Negotiations
A. Teacher evaluation review
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to go into executive session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principals Enyart and Hoover for teacher evaluation review pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 9:11 p.m. Motion carried 7-0. Joe
L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Brad Jones to go into executive session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principals Enyart and Hoover for teacher evaluation review pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 9:22 p.m. Motion carried 7-0. Joe

L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to go into executive session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principals Enyart and Hoover for teacher evaluation review pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 9:26 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Superintendent evaluation
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to go into executive session with the board only for superintendent evaluation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 9:43 p.m. Motion carried 7-0. Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to go into executive session with Superintendent O’Dea for superintendent evaluation pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 9:48 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
C. Negotiations – Interest letter due March 31
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to go into executive session with Superintendent O’Dea for negotiations discussion pursuant to the exception for employer-employee negotiations under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume in the boardroom at 9:55 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

11.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0.

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

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 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.

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