Jan 14, 2020 4:38 PM

USD 308 School Board welcomes new member

Posted Jan 14, 2020 4:38 PM
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Hutchinson USD 308 Board of Education Monday welcomed new member Ron Fisher to the table. Fisher was elected in November and began a four-year term on Monday.

The Board also was recognized on Monday for School Board Appreciation Month. In a proclamation signed by Gov. Laura Kelly, the governor highlighted the commitment of the local board of education members.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the Board approved putting out to bid a proposal to improve soccer practice facilities at the Salthawk Sports Complex. The proposal costs less than a similar one made last fall. The change saves the district about $72,000.

Additionally, the district has reached out to Hutchinson Community College, which plays its women’s soccer games on the facility, to pay for a portion of the cost. Randy Norwood, executive director of operations, said officials at HutchCC have indicated they would be willing to share in the cost of the practice fields. The district had requested $37,000 from the college.

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Jan 14, 2020 4:38 PM
Dester named principal at Trinity Catholic
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Trinity Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has a new principal.

Dan Dester recently accepted the position of principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Current interim principal Mr. Ricky Snyder will remain in an administrative role as vice-principal.

Dester has worked in the Diocese of Wichita since 1998, serving first as a teacher and then as Principal at St. Jude Catholic School. For the past nine years, he has been serving as the principal at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.

Dester has a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a Master's degree in educational leadership from Wichita State University.

Dester, his wife Aimee, and their children are members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.