Washington Co. USD 108 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – 7/31/19

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District Office Board Room Washington, Kansas
Monday, July 31, 2019 – 7:00 PM


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

Administration Present
Denise O’Dea, Superintendent of Schools

Clerk Present
Amy Anderson, Clerk

Guests Present
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. Jill Hoover and Brad Jones were absent.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Kevin Elliott moved, seconded by Rhonda Manley to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

3.0 Consideration of the Proposed FY20 Budget and Budget Hearing Publication Notice (Code 99).
Rod Stewart moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to approve the proposed FY20 budget and publish the budget hearing publication notice in the Washington County News as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

4.0 Finalize BOE Back-to-School Picnic for Staff – Friday, August 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
Plans for the BOE Back-to-School picnic were finalized.

5.0 Adjourn Meeting
Rhonda Manley moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0.

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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.