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Washington County USD 108 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – 4/9/18

WASHINGTON COUNTY U.S.D. #108 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, April 9, 2018 – 7:00 P.M.

MINUTES OF REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Members Present
Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, Jill Hoover, Rhonda Manley, 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
Christian Pihl, Hailee Bennett, Courtney Graff, Emily Meyer, Lauryn Tegethoff – 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. Rod Stewart was absent.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to approve the agenda with the additions of 4A Executive Session – Personnel, 10A Executive Session – Student Matter, and approve resignations of Kim Miller as high school assistant volleyball coach and Melissa Baker as classroom aide added to 5G. Motion carried 6-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Kevin Elliott – Certificate from KASB (Boardsmanship)
President L’Ecuyer presented Kevin a certificate from KASB.
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

4.A Executive Session – Personnel
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to go into Executive Session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principal Enyart to discuss personnel pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume at 7:16 p.m.
Motion carried 6-0. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to go into Executive Session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principal Enyart to discuss personnel pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume at 7:22
p.m. Motion carried 6-0.

5.0 Consent Agenda
Brad Owen moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to approve the consent agenda with the additions to 5G of approve resignations of Kim Miller as assistant high school volleyball coach and Melissa Baker as classroom aide. Motion carried 6-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of the March 12, 2018 Board of Education meeting;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of March 2018 bills;
C. Approval of building activity fund reports for March 2018;
D. Review health insurance savings account reconciliation statement;
E. Approve membership renewal to KASB for the 2018-19 school year with the Season Pass ($1500) in the total amount of $6847.86;
F. Approve the Legal Assistance Fund fee for KASB for the 2018-19 school year in the amount of $2100;
G. Approve the resignations of Kirk Gallion, high school head volleyball coach; Kim Miller, high school assistant volleyball coach; and Melissa Baker, classroom aide;
H. Approve the hiring of Bobby Smith, assistant track coach for 2018.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Technology Proposal
A. One-to-one Chromebooks at grades 3-6.
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Brad Jones to purchase 110 Chromebooks at
$216 each for a total of $23,760 from SHI. Motion carried 6-0. Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to purchase four 30-capacity charging stations at $699 each for a total of $2796 from SHI. Motion carried 6-0.
B. Older Chromebooks for grade 2
Mrs. Hoover explained the older Chromebooks be housed in the 2nd grade classrooms and used by the 2nd grade as well as occasional use by Kindergarten and 1st grades.
C. iPads for grades K-1
Kindergarten and 1st grade will continue to use iPads.

8.0 Reinstatement of WCHS Dance Team
Superintendent O’Dea reported the dance team met all the requirements requested by the BOE at the time of suspension last year. Jill Hoover moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to reinstate the WCHS dance team for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

9.0 Parents as Teachers Presentation
Superintendent O’Dea gave an overview of the PAT program. She requested the district purchase an additional 10 slots from LCNCK for the 2018-19 school year for a total of 20 slots at $625 each. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Brad Owen to purchase 20 PAT slots for the 2018-19 school year at a total cost of $12,500. Motion carried 5-1 with Kevin Elliott voting no.

10.0 Approval to Republish 2017-18 Budget
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to republish the 2017-18 budget. Motion carried 6-0.

10.A Executive Session – Student Matter
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to go into Executive Session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principal Hoover to discuss a student matter pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume at 8:11 p.m. Motion carried 6-0. Brad Jones moved,
seconded by Rhonda Manley to go into Executive Session with Superintendent O’Dea and Principal Hoover to discuss a student matter pursuant to the exception relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a student under KOMA, and the open meeting will resume at 8:16 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.

11.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to adjourn. Motion carried 6-0.

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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