Washington Co. USD 108 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – 8/20/18


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District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, August 20, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Members Present
Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart, 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
News reporter, Jay Kearn, Ryan Huckett, Greg Metz

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 4G Approve Tina Savage as 8th grade class sponsor and Fallon Craig as 7th grade class sponsor; change item 10 to 11; and add 10 Baseball Discussion. Motion carried 7-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Elementary Building Report – Mrs. Hoover
Mrs. Hoover reported on elementary activities.
B. JH/HS Building Report – Mrs. Enyart
Ms. Enyart reported on JH/HS activities.

4.0 Consent Agenda
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to approve the consent agenda with the addition of 4G. Motion carried 7-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of the July 9, 2018 and August 6, 2018 Board of Education meetings;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of July 2018 bills;
C. Approval of 2018 Cash Balance and Budget Summary reports;
D. Approval of building activity fund reports for July 2018;
E. Review health insurance savings account reconciliation statement;
F. Approve the resignation of Bobby Smith, JH/HS assistant track coach and Andrea Baxa, ELL aide;
G. Approve Tina Savage as 8th grade class sponsor and Fallon Craig as 7th grade class sponsor.

5.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

6.0 2018-19 Budget Approval
Brad Owen moved, seconded by Brad Jones to approve the budget as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

7.0 Facilities Discussion Issues – Greg Metz
A. District Office Sidewalk Proposal
A proposal for replacing the sidewalk and curb and gutter in front of the district office property from Charles Votipka was distributed. Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Brad Jones to approve a 4-inch thick and 6-foot wide sidewalk for approximately 220 feet as well as a new 6-inch thick and 8-foot wide apron from the curb and gutter to the existing asphalt for approximately 177 feet at a total cost of $19,200. Motion carried 6-1 with Jill Hoover voting no.
B. Resurfacing Parking Lots Proposal
A proposal from Hall Brothers to repair the West Elementary, High School, and District Office parking lots was distributed. The board asked Greg Metz to verify there is no city-owned street running through the High School parking lot and to look into adequacy of lighting of the High School parking lot. Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to repair the West Elementary parking lot as soon as Hall Brothers is available for a total of $51,851.75 and to wait on the High School and District Office parking lots. Motion Carried 6-1 with Brad Owen voting no.

8.0 Tour Buildings
Principals Enyart and Hoover gave the board a tour of the junior/senior high school and elementary school buildings.

9.0 Discussion on Early Release
Superintendent O’Dea, Principal Enyart, and Principal Hoover shared with the board some ideas about early release.

10.0 Baseball Discussion
Ryan Huckett distributed information on high school baseball team startup cost estimates. It was the consensus of the board to conduct an interest survey to see if there is any student interest in a baseball team.

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

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.

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