June 8, 2020

Board Digest

June 8, 2020


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.


Retirement Recognitions
The board recognized our additional 2020 retirees for their years of service and dedication to the Seaman Community. 

Sue Burgoon
Currently Serving: Seaman Middle School
Years of Service: 37 years

Claudia Welch
Currently Serving: Seaman High School
Years of Service: 46 years

Frank Henderson Remarks

Superintendent Remarks

Dr. Noble reviewed district information and upcoming events with the board.
Board Meeting
The district will be planning an event called "Community Conversation - Navigating 2020" to help students transition back into school. The event is planned for July 23, 2020 from 6-8 pm at SHS. The mission statement for the event calls for our district to provide support and guidance as our school community experiences the impact of various events including: covid-19, continuous learning, reopening schools, civil unrest, and the effects of systemic racism in our nation. We will listen and provide support as educational leaders to help our schools move forward in the success of all students. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for families to come together with healthy conversations around current events, as kids prepare to transition back into school.

We collected around 200 masks at our first cloth mask collection drive and plan to have another drive in August before school begins. These masks will be available to students and staff who need or want one during summer activities. Summer camps will follow the KSHSAA recommendations. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across the nation to adapt their facility use policies to ensure student and staff safety remains the top priority.

Outdoor facilities reservations: Begin June 8
Indoor facilities reservations: Begin June 22

Logan and North Fairview will not be available for summer use due to construction. Seaman High School will not be available because of summer camps. 

The first planning meeting for our Continuous Learning Task Force is scheduled for June 15. This team will be working together to develop plans for learning, should the pandemic affect the 2020-21 school year. 

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. Licensed Contracts
E. Supplemental Contracts
F. Gifts and Grants
G. Credit Card
H. Financial Items and Claims
I. Approve Summer Contracts
J. Approve District Property, Casualty, and Liability Insurance Proposal
K. MOU - USD 345, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, and Kansas Children Service League
L. SRO Contract
M. Retirement Benefits
N. Approval of Consent Agenda

Discussion Items

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • Student-Parent Handbook Presentations
  • Coaching Cycles Update
  • Special Services Report
  • SMS Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures
  • Review Classified Handbook
  • Annual Soccer Complex Donation Report
  • KASB Policy Updates

  • Action Items
    Claudia Welch
    The board approved:
    • the bid from Veritiv for our copier paper in the total amount of $33,111.95.
    • the second phase of the fitness trail to be named the Claudia Welch Trail.
    • the MELC paid transportation proposal as presented.
    • the 2020-21 meal prices with no adjustments to the current pricing as presented.
    • the SHS principal to accept the invitation to join the United Kansas Conference.
    • a special board meeting to approve end-of-year transfers on June 30 at 12:30 pm at SEC.

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on July 13. 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, 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