Washington Co. USD 108 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – 4/8/19


District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, April 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM


Members Present
Joe L’Ecuyer, Brad Owen, Rod Stewart, Jill Hoover, Rhonda Manley, 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, Luke Gauby, Malari L’Ecuyer, Tyler Roepke, Lauren Simmons, Greg Metz, Nicole Goeckel, Teryl Goeckel, Janel Peterson, Tina Savage

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. Kevin Elliott was absent.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to approve the agenda with the addition to 5G of approve contract of Donna Hobbs, high school math instructor. Motion carried 6-0.

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.
C. NSBA report – Rod Stewart
Rod reported on the NSBA convention he attended in Philadelphia March 29 – April 1.

4.0 Audience with the Public

5.0 Consent Agenda
Jill Hoover moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to approve the consent agenda with the addition to item G of approve contract of Donna Hobbs, high school instructor. Motion carried 6-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of the March 18, 2019 and April 2, 2019 Board of Education meetings;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of March 2019 bills;
C. Approval of building activity fund reports for March 2019;
D. Review health insurance savings account reconciliation statement;

E. Approve membership renewal to KASB for the 2019-20 school year with the Season Pass ($1500) in the total amount of $6778.02;
F. Approve the Legal Assistance Fund fee for KASB for the school year 2019-20 in the amount of $2100;
G. Approve the contracts of Brock Funke, high school studies instructor, and Donna Hobbs, high school math instructor.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Presentation on Transportation Fleet and New Bus Bid to Approve – Greg Metz

Greg distributed a bus/vehicle information sheet and talked about the condition of all of the district vehicles. He also distributed a price comparison for the new bus to be purchased, supplemented with EPA grant funds. Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to purchase the bus from Midwest Transit for $78,438.00. Motion carried 6-0.

8.0 Presentation on KESA Third Year Review – DLT members
A KESA report prepared by the District Leadership Team was distributed. DLT members briefly explained the report.

9.0 Second Step Presentation – Amy Hoover
Mrs. Hoover showed a PowerPoint presentation on the Second Step results from last year and briefly explained the results.

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

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

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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