Letter From USD 364 Superintendent Michael Couch


Decisions are fluent to each daily circumstances:
Please note these four announcements for USD 364 students:

  1. USD 364 will return back to in-person instruction beginning Monday, November 16th. All departments in the district are sufficiently staffed now.
  2. During the week of Nov. 16th-20th, USD 364 junior high athletics and high school student activities will resume.
  3. High school athletics will begin on Nov. 23rd.
  4. USD 364 will make a decision on winter activity/sports attendance policy following meetings held by the NCKL and KSHSAA.
  5. Thanks, very much, to all our teachers and students for their hard work this school year. MES teachers and students have not missed a beat this week, and MJSHS teachers have rocked remote instruction and shown great flexibility as they made the difficult transition from one modality of instruction to the other and then back again. Our students are the BEST!!!

The last three months have gone well, and we have three more ahead of us that are likely going to be more of a challenge. We CAN do this! We do ask all patrons to do all they can do in order to help flatten the curve by always wearing a mask in public places and consider if you should attend events in areas of the state where the spread of the coronavirus is high.

District Numbers can be found at this hyperlink:

Mr. Couch
USD 364 Superintendent

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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