Board Digest

Board Digest

January 10, 2022

 

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

thankboe

January is School Board Appreciation Month. School board members are unpaid public servants and they put in a lot more hours than one can probably imagine. Our board has always kept what’s best for students as their focus and we are incredibly grateful for these men and women.

The board will also receive recognition at halftime of the boy’s home basketball game against Manhattan on Friday, January 14. 


President Remarks

Mr. Henderson shared a video on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the main federal statute governing special education for children. Today, IDEA protects the rights of over six million students with disabilities. Mr. Henderson will be traveling to Washington, D.C. later this month as a member of the KASB delegation to continue advocating for public education issues, and providing for the needs of all students regardless of the differing abilities they may have. 

Frank Henderson
Frank Henderson, Jr
BOE Vice President

Discussion Items 

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • Special Services Report
  • CORE-5 Report
  • Athletic Director's Report
  • Transportation Employee Handbook
  • Safe Return to School Plan

  • 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


    Action Items

    • The board removed the requirement for masks at Mathes Early Learning Center, effective January 11, 2022. Masks are now recommended and not required at all grade levels in the district for students and staff. 
    • The board approved the board election of president and vice president to be held at the regular July meeting. 
    • The board appointed members to committees to fill vacancies: 

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Professional Development Council
    Michelle Caudill, Donna McGinty

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to KASB Governmental Relations Committee
    Kyle McNorton

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Calendar Committee
    Donna McGinty

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Wellness Council
    Chris Travis, Christy Weiler

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Seaman Educational Advantage Foundation
    Frank Henderson, Kyle McNorton

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to the Technology Advisory Committee
    James Adams, Chris Travis

    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, Chris Travis

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Capital Outlay Revenue and Expense Committee (CORE-5)
    James Adams, Kyle McNorton, Chris Travis  

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Site Council
    Michelle Caudill, Frank Henderson, Donna McGinty

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Mental Health Committee
    Frank Henderson, Christy Weiler

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Budget Committee
    James Adams, Christy Weiler, Michelle Caudill

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to District Equity Council
    Frank Henderson, Christy Weiler, Kyle McNorton

    Appointment of Board Representative(s) to Negotiations Committee
    Christy Weiler, Michelle Caudill

    • The board approved the secondary program planning guides.
    • The board approved the four-year agreement with annual payments of $378,724.75 for K-6 devices. 

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on February 14. 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 2021-22 school year:

    February 14, 2022
    March 21, 2022
    April 11, 2022
    May 9, 2022
    June 13, 2022


    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