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Special Board Meeting in USD 451 Concerning Consolidation

The special meeting of the U.S.D. #451 Board of Education was called to order Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by President Dale Sudbeck at 7:00 p.m. Alan Schmitz, Steve Sudbeck, Nick Holthaus, Jim Dalinghaus, John Haug, and Martin Haug answered roll call. Also attending were Jerry Turner, Carol Hunninghake, and Cheryl Deters.

John Haug made a motion to waive the 48 written notice for a special board meeting. Alan Schmitz seconded the motion; motion carried. 7-0

The special meeting was called to discuss consolidation and future plans of the district.

USD 451 board members discussed the options for the district, future estimated enrollment, and school finance issues.

Mr. Turner asked if anyone was interested in talking to USD 380 at this time. The board agreed that at this time they wanted to move forward with discussions with USD 442. The board did point out they would keep all options open.

The board agreed to set up a meeting with three members from USD 442 board to continue with negotiations for consolidation. The three board members that will represent USD 451 will be Nick Holthaus, Alan Schmitz, and Dale Sudbeck.

Steve Sudbeck made a motion to adjourn the special meeting at 8:25 p.m. Nick Holthaus seconded the motion; 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 May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.