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Vermillion USD 380 Votes To End KNEA Representation

According to the Topeka Capitol Journal Wednesday, Vermillion USD 380 teachers voted Friday to end collective bargaining representation by the Kansas National Education Association. On a 27-9-1 vote, the district becomes is the second in the state to de certify, joining Deerfield, which made the decision earlier this year. The action allows each Vermillion teacher a vote on who will represent them in collective bargaining talks, rather than only those who pay K.N.E.A dues.

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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. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.