Board Digest

Board Digest

July 12, 2021

 

Following each board of education meeting, the Director of Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest. To view the full agenda, click here.


Superintendent Remarks

Dr. Noble referenced the reopen plan in this month's board agenda. This plan is a requirement from the Kansas State Department of Education in order to receive ESSER funds. The plan is linked on the website under the resource tab in the back-to-school info. Click here to view the 2021-2022 reopen plan.

Dr. Noble
Dr. Steve Noble
Superintendent

President Remarks

I want to thank my fellow board members, Dr. Noble and our administrators who keep us operating daily. Of course our wonderful teachers, obviously our parents, and most importantly our students for allowing me the great honor of serving as your board president during this incredibly challenging school year. I've learned much about myself and this great place that we all call home and I consider it one of my greatest achievements to give back and serve this wonderful community. 

James Adams
James Adams
USD 345 Board President

Board of Education Consent Agenda

The consent agenda contains items packaged into one agenda item. They are often routine and garner very little discussion. A full list of consent items can be found by visiting the BoardDocs website


Learning Without Limits

PLTW Distinguished Schools
Seaman elementary schools and middle school are recognized as a 2021-21 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. They are one of just 468 schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch and Gateway.

"This is the second time that this award has been given to our elementary schools," said Megan Nussbaum. "This award is given for the implementation of STEM based programming." Seaman School District began teaching PLTW classes in 2016. 

School Bus Safety State Champion - Nelven Smith
The USD 345 Transportation Department attended the Kansas School Bus Safety Conference and entered a competition to test their skills on a course against drivers from all over the state. Steve Huddleston placed 3rd at regionals and 6th in the state; Sharon Smith placed 2nd at regionals and 4th in the state; and Nelven Smith placed 1st at regionals, 1st in the state, and 4th overall in the entire state competition. Congratulations to our amazing team of bus drivers! 
Bus Drivers

Reorganization of the Board of Education

July is the reorganizational meeting with board leadership elections. The following board members were elected to the positions below. 

President - Keith Griffen
Vice President - Frank Henderson Jr. 
Past President - James Adams

President

The board approved the Seaman USD #345 Board of Education to meet at the Seaman Education Center in the Ann Minihan Board Room on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM, with the exception of March, which will be held on the third Monday, and any regular scheduled meeting may be adjourned to another time and place when necessary.

August 9, 2021
September 13, 2021
October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022
March 21, 2022
April 11, 2022
May 9, 2022
June 13, 2022
July 11, 2022

Resolution to Publish Vacancy

The BOE accepted Mr. Patton’s resignation from the board of education. Subsequently, they also passed a resolution to publish the opening in the Topeka Metro News, the district’s official publication.

BOARD VACANCY NOTICE: AT-LARGE MEMBER
TO FILL VACANCY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2022 of a vacancy in the membership of the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 345, Shawnee County, Kansas. This vacancy will be filled by appointment of the Board of Education not sooner than fifteen (15) days following publication of this notice. The appointed member will serve the remainder of the unexpired term in this position.

Such vacancy exists by reason of the resignation of Fred Patton.

By order of the Board of Education, Unified School District No. 345, Shawnee County, Kansas. This 12 day of July, 2021.

Information on applying for board vacancies will be coming soon. Follow this link for information to be posted once available: https://www.seamanschools.org/board_of_education/board_vacancies

Discussion Items 

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  •  Student Data Warehouse
  • Special Services Report
  •  Review Policy Updates

  • Action Items (approved)

    • Student-Parent Handbook
    • Classified Handbook
    • 2021-22 Reopen Plan
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Professional Development Council: Michelle Caudill
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to KASB Governmental Relations Committee: Keith Griffin
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Calendar Committee: Cherie Sage
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Wellness Council: Cherie Sage
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Seaman Educational Advantage Foundation: Frank Henderson, James Adams
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to the Technology Advisory Committee: Karl McNorton, James Adams
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee: Michelle Caudill, Frank Henderson
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Emergency Operations Planning Committee: Michelle Caudill, Frank Henderson, Karl McNorton
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Capital Outlay Revenue and Expense Committee (CORE-5): Karl McNorton, Cherie Sage, Keith Griffin
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Site Council: Michelle Caudill, Keith Griffin
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Mental Health Committee: Frank Henderson, Cherie Sage, Karl McNorton
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Budget Committee: James Adams, Karl McNorton
    • Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Equity Council: Frank Henderson, Cherie Sage, Karl McNorton

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on August 9. It is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. The Seaman USD #345 Board of Education will plan to meet at the Seaman Education Center, 901 NW Lyman Rd.


    Board of Education Agenda

    To review previous board of education agendas, click here.


    How Can I Watch a Previous Board of Education Meeting?

    The video from the meeting will be available by the Tuesday at noon following the meeting. The video can be viewed by clicking here.

     

    Seaman School District USD #345
    901 NW Lyman Rd | Topeka, KS 66608