Committees

District Site Council (DSC)
Representing the district’s parents, community, and business/industry, the District Site Council (DSC) provides input during every step of the growth process. The DSC reviews and provides input/feedback on the work of the District Leadership Team (DLT). This includes needs assessment, goal area selection, leadership goal and action plan development, evidence/data, and analysis of growth.
Chair: Steve Noble

Building Site Council (BSC)
Representing the school’s parents, neighborhood, community, and business/industry, the Building Site Council (BSC) provides input during every step of the growth process. The BSC reviews and provides input/feedback on the work of the Building Leadership Team (BLT). This includes needs assessment, goal area selection, goal and action plan development, evidence/data, and analysis of growth.
Chair: Building Principals

Technology Advisory Committee
District representatives including students, parents, instructional coaches, principals, directors, and board members meet quarterly to review the status of current district technology initiatives including 1:1 implementation, blended learning, digital curriculum adoption, and professional learning needs.
Chair: Megan Nussbaum

District Leadership Team (DLT)
The District Leadership Team (DLT) oversees and approves building-level KESA work, leads/facilitates the district needs assessment, establishes the district’s goals for the five-year cycle, develops an action plan for each goal, oversees the implementation of the action plans, and analyzes the effectiveness of the action plans.
Chair: Rebecca Kramer

Building Leadership Team (BLT)
The Building Leadership Team (BLT) leads/facilitates the building needs assessment, establishes the building’s goals for the five-year cycle, develops an action plan for each goal, oversees the implementation of the action plans, and analyzes the effectiveness of the action plans.
Chair: Building Principals

Intergovernmental Cooperation Council
The ICC includes the following Shawnee County governmental entities:

1. Unified School Districts (Seaman, Auburn-Washburn, Shawnee Heights, Silver Lake, Topeka)
2. City of Topeka
3. Shawnee County
4. Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
5. Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority
6. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
7. Washburn University

The group meets at Washburn University eight times a year on the third Tuesday of the month at a 7:30 AM. The chair of the council rotates among the various members for a calendar year at a time.

Seaman Professional Development Council
The Seaman Professional Development Council is the committee that manages the accumulation of professional development points by licensed teachers employed by the district. We develop operational procedures for the earning of professional development points. We also create a plan every five years that must be approved by our local school board and is based upon criteria established by the state board.
Chairs: April Hunt, DeAun Parker

Calendar Committee
The purpose of the calendar committee is to give input to the Board of Education on the school calendar. It is the decision of the Board of Education to set the calendar, so the group and their work is advisory in nature.
Chair: Danira Fernandez-Flores

District Wellness Council
Promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle choice through on-going education and to empower students and staff to take responsibility for their own health.
Co-Chairs: Kaye Kabus, Jenny Crowell

Negotiations Team
The committee negotiates annually with the Seaman Education Association (SEA) which represents the district's licensed, non-administrative employees. The committee consists of three BOE members, the Human Resources Director, and the Business Director.
Chair: Bob Horton

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
The EOP outlines the roles and responsibilities for all USD 345 to be adequately prepared for various emergencies.
Chairs: Phil McKay

Capital Outlay Revenue and Expense Committee (CORE-5)
The CORE-5 committee is responsible for determining capital improvements in five year phases. These improvements are made utilizing the district's capital outlay fund. Feedback is systematically gathered from all staff and patrons by building, department, site council, board meetings, etc.
Chairs: Bob Horton