Washington Co. USD 108 Board of Education Meeting Minutes – 9/9/19

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District Office Board Room
Washington, Kansas
Monday, September 9, 2019 – 7:00 PM


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

Administration Present
Denise O’Dea, Superintendent of Schools
Amy Hoover, K-6 Principal
Vicki Enyart, 7-12 Principal

Clerk Present
Amy Anderson, Clerk

Guests Present
News reporter, Lisa Zabokrtsky, Emily Jones, Lori Jones, Mandy Simmons, Michelle Bruna, Sean Bruna, Tyler Nelson, Addison Mann, Jake Toole, Dan Ditmars, Lisa Kern, Melanie Buhrman, Kevin Buhrman, Pat Linenberger, Chad Hiltgen, Schanah Miller, Miles Miller, Monte Huckett, Drew Buhrman, Andy Goeckel, Paige Hill, Garret Otott

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 Vice-President Rod Stewart in the District Office Board Room in Washington, Kansas.

2.0 Approval of Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Kevin Elliott to approve the agenda with the change of switching 3A and 3B. Motion carried 7-0.

3.0 Items for the Good of USD 108
A. Recognize national FCCLA qualifiers Carly Crome, Emily Jones, Kylie Mintzmyer, Mandy Simmons, and their sponsor Lisa Zabokrtsky
B. Recognize national FBLA qualifiers Sean Bruna, Addison Mann, McKenzie Metz, Tyler Nelson, Kirsten Ouellette, Jacob Toole, and their sponsor Michelle Bruna.
C. Elementary building report – Mrs. Hoover
Mrs. Hoover provided a written report on elementary activities and updated enrollment numbers.
D. JH/HS building report – Ms. Enyart
Ms. Enyart provided a written report on JH/HS activities, updated enrollment and athletic numbers.
1. Uniform rotation update
Ms. Enyart provided a uniform rotation schedule through 2031-32.

4.0 Audience with the Public

5.0 Consent Agenda
Brad Jones moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0. Items approved on the consent agenda were as follows:
A. Approval of minutes of August 19, 2019 Board of Education meetings;
B. Review check register for and approve payment of August 2019 bills;
C. Approval of building activity fund reports for August 2019;
D. Review health insurance savings account reconciliation statement;
E. Approve the supplement contracts of Bobby Smith as assistant HS football coach and assistant HS track coach; approve Becky Simon as Technology Director.

6.0 Discussion of Items Pulled from Consent Agenda

7.0 Possible Football Cooperative with Linn for 2020-2024 and Beyond
Several patrons expressed their opinions and concerns about joining in a football cooperative with Linn. Rhonda Manley moved, seconded by Jill Hoover to not join in a football cooperative with Linn. Motion carried 6-1 with Joe L’Ecuyer voting no.

8.0 Parking Lot Resurfacing Proposal
Dan Ditmars submitted a breakdown of costs to resurface the south high school, east high school and district office parking lots and the driveway connecting the district office to the preschool and College and D streets. Joe L’Ecuyer moved, seconded by Rod Stewart to resurface all areas at the same time for a cost of $160,610.90. Motion carried 7-0.

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

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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.