USD 108 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – 12/10/18

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District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, December 10, 2018 – 7:00 PM


Members Present
Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, 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, Pepe Cardenas, Christian Pihl, Derek Bruna

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 was absent.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to approve the agenda with the addition of 5E Accept resignation of Vicki Enyart as high school head volleyball coach. Motion carried 6-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Recognize Christian Pihl for “above and beyond” work restoring our computer system.
President L’Ecuyer presented Christian with a certificate of appreciation.
B. Elementary Building Report – Mrs. Hoover
Mrs. Hoover reported on elementary activities.
C. JH/HS Building Report – Mrs. Enyart
Ms. Enyart reported on JH/HS activities.

4.0 Audience with the Public

5.0 Consent Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to approve the consent agenda with the addition of 5E. Motion carried 6-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of the November 12, 2018 Board of Education meeting;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of November 2018 bills;
C. Approval of building activity fund reports for November 2018;
D. Review health insurance savings account reconciliation statement.
E. Accept resignation of Vicki Enyart as high school head volleyball coach.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Review of District Audit – Derek Bruna
Derek Bruna distributed the Independent Auditor’s Report and briefly explained it to the board. Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to accept the auditor’s report.
Motion carried 6-0.

8.0 Report from KASB Convention – Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart attended the KASB convention November 30 – December 2 in Overland Park. He visited several area schools and learned of different programs offered and processes used at each school. Ms. O’Dea graduated from Leadership for Tomorrow class.

9.0 Late Start Proposal – Ms. Enyart and Mrs. Hoover
Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to schedule late starts on March 20, 2019, and April 17, 2019, as recommended by the administration. Motion carried 6-0.

10.0 Costs to add Bowling, Softball, and Baseball – Ms. Enyart
Ms. Enyart contacted several area schools with questions about the costs of offering baseball, softball, and bowling. She had not received any responses with costs associated as of board meeting time. She will continue to seek this information and will provide the results to the board when she receives them.

11.0 Adjourn Meeting
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott 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 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.