USD 380 To Hold Public Meetings For Possible School Bond Proposals


USD 380 patrons are reminded of a series of public meetings this week to consider input on several possible bond issue proposals that would fund school improvements, including options involving district facilities in Vermillion, Frankfort, and Centralia.

Four options ranging from $4.3 to $8.7 million are being considered for a spring election in May. The school board will make a final decision as to how to proceed at a special meeting February 1st.

Public meetings are Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the south gym at Frankfort, Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Centralia gym, and Thursday evening at 7 at the Vermillion gym.

More information can be found online atΒ USD 380 School Bond Information.

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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 2020 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.