Board Digest

Board Digest

May 8, 2023


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. 

Learning Without Limits

2023 Retirees
The USD 345 Board of Education recognized our 2023 retirees who will be retiring at the end of this year. Retirees received their golden lifetime athletics and activities pass after a reception with family and friends. 

Retiree and Years of Service in USD 345
Amy Ives- 2
Bruce Owens- 14
Dawna Ross- 16
Eddie Tomanek- 18
Jack Figgs- 23
Karen Thummel- 24
Kim Rundle- 24
Kathy Holmberg- 25
Sheila Hollar- 30
Steve Alexander- 32
Kendra Flott- 33

Also retiring but not able to attend
Deborah Love- 5
Erin Corbin- 14
Judy Appelhanz-16
Kristi Berroth- 22
Kathleen Henao- 23

Superintendent Remarks

Mr. Willson recognized our teachers for Teachers Appreciation Week. "Our educators are some of our most important people and they're helping us raise our future." Mr. Willson also talked about how education is a team effort and it takes all of our staff. Mr. Willson also recognized our support staff for their phenomenal dedication and commitment.   

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

President Remarks

Michelle Caudill reflected on the retiree celebration from earlier in the evening and looked ahead at the end of the year activities. "It's been exciting to have a good year. We've had a good year with our staff and a good year without students. We've done a lot of celebrating and recognitions of clubs, teams, teachers and students. It's been a great overall year and I hope it continues through the summer and we come back strong next fall." 

Michelle Caudill
Michelle Caudill

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 

Discussion Items 

Action Items

  • 2022-23 Budget Amendment - APPROVED

Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on June 12. It is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.

Regular board meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, with the exception of March, which will be held on the third Monday. Regular meetings may be adjourned to another time and place when necessary. Special meetings may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

Regular meetings typically take place at the Seaman Education Center. When meeting locations change, notice is sent out to the public and made available online. Board agendas go live on the Friday afternoon prior to the regular board meeting. 

All regular meetings are streamed live and available on the district's YouTube Channel. A recap of the meeting is also made available through the Board Digest

Both in-person and digital public comment are accepted at regular board meetings. The public comment agenda item may be found in the meeting agenda

Remaining regular meetings for the 2022-23 school year:

June 12, 2023
July 10, 2023

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