August 12, 2019

Board Digest

August 12, 2019


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.


The board recognized the SMS and SHS FCCLA for their accomplishments at nationals in Anaheim, CA.

SMS - Chelcie Heitman, Sponsor
Lois Deeter, Jaxon Kramer, Ryleigh Williams: Interpersonal Communication Junior, Gold 6th in the nation

Emily Shuford, Aaliyah Gonzales, Ava Laird: Chapter in Review Display Junior, Gold 6th in the nation

Ashtyn Parcaro: Nutrition and Wellness, Silver

Regan Zielsdorf: Recycle and Redesign, Silver

SHS- Stacey Jones, Sponsor

Kaden Fox - Leadership - Gold medal, ranked 4th in the nation.

Renae Sturgeon,  Hannah Mott, and Emma Schultz - Chapter Service Display - Gold medal - 3rd in the nation

Amilee Brian - Teach and Train - Gold medal - 9th in the nation 

Tatum Crow and Morgan Sharp - Chapter in Review Portfolio - Silver medal

Amberly Sadler - Advocacy - Silver medal

Board of Education Consent Agenda

The consent agenda contains items packaged into one agenda item. They are often routine and garner very little discussion.

The consent agenda items were:

A. Minutes
B. Resignation/Retirements/Terminations
C. Classified Contracts
D. Certified Contracts
E. Donations & Grants
F. Credit Card
G. Financial Items and Claims
H. Approve Bond Payments
I. Disposal of District Property
J. Approval of Consent Agenda

Rochester Discussion

The board agreed to move forward with the listing of the Rochester property. District administration will begin to work with a realtor on the listing.

Teaching & Learning Report

This summer we had 115 students take the Drivers Education course offered at Seaman High School from June 3rd – July 31st. Every student received a minimum of six hours behind the wheel. Students worked on basic car maneuvers as well as all parking (parallel, angle, and perpendicular), scanning intersections, maintaining lane position and following distances, backing up etc. To view the drivers ed summary, click here

To view the entire teaching and learning report, click here.

Special Services Report

The USD 345 special services department earned 100% compliance in all regulatory areas of the SY 2018-19 Indicator 13 review. This review is based on 10 randomly selected students by the Kansas Department of Education. To view the entire special services report, click here.

Facilities Report

Jason Golder reviewed several summer projects in the district. To view photos of the work highlighted in the report, click here.

Technology Report

Jeff Mathes updated the board on technology in the district. To view the technology report, click here

tech report

New Technology Staff
Brook Biswell, Systems Technician: EL, NF, LO, WI, Overflow where needed

Luke Parnell, Systems Technician: SMS, NH, Trans/Maint, Assist At SHS when needed

Stacey Wienck, Data Administrator: PHLC

Climate Survey

318 staff completed the end-of-the-year annual climate survey. Dr. Noble reviewed the climate survey data with the board. The item that was most improved from 2018 to 2019 was the increase in "compared to other places of employment, I am satisfied with my salary." 
Climate Survey
To view the 2018-19 climate survey, click here

Action Items

Approved the FY20 budget as published.

Approved the new lease with Sunrise Optimist Club that would run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.

Approved the bid from Shawnee Mission Ford for a new maintenance vehicle for $40,954.

Approved KASB policy updates as recommended. 

Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

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

Board of Education Agenda

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