May 11, 2020

Board Digest

May 11, 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 2020 retirees for their years of service and dedication to the Seaman Community. 

Connie Brackey
Currently Serving: Elmont Elementary
Years of Service: 11

Judy Morrow
Currently Serving: North Fairview Elementary
Years of Service: 12

Regina Stock
Currently Serving: West Indianola Elementary
Years of Service: 27

Lynne Pelton
Currently Serving: West Indianola Elementary
Years of Service: 28

Janeen Horton
Currently Serving: Elmont Elementary
Years of Service: 31

Bob Horton
Currently Serving: Retired Director of Business
Years of Service: 33

Penny Guy
Currently Serving: Seaman Middle School
Years of Service: 34

Brad Dietz
Currently Serving: Seaman High School
Years of Service: 42

Project Lead the Way Award
All of our elementary buildings received the PLTW Distinguished School recognition for this past school year. This recognition means we are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and achieving exemplary results from our PLTW Launch programs. Our elementary schools are five of 404 PLTW Launch programs across the country to receive recognition this year. We will be promoting this with a news release and free school banners to hang in our hallways. We’re so proud of our teachers and students for engaging in critical and creative thinking, building teamwork skills, and developing a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects as they continue through our middle and high school programs.

Superintendent Remarks

Dr. Noble reviewed district information as it relates to new summer camp schedules, planning for summer school, and the district's plan for reopening following the Governor's and Shawnee County Health Department's guidelines. Click the links below for more information on these topics. 

Seaman School District Phased Reopening

Revised Summer Camps

Public Communications

Public communications has been temporarily suspended while board meetings are closed to visitors due to public health and safety measures.

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. Credit Card
G. Financial Items and Claims
H. Donations and Grants
I. eFinance Plus Contract
J. KASB Contract Purchase
K. KSHSAA Casualty Insurance and Membership Fees
L. Approval of Consent Agenda

Discussion Items

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • Continuous Learning Survey Results
  • Preschool Transportation Proposal
  • Special Services Report
  • Proposed Meal Prices
  • SMS/NH Traffic Study
  • UKC League Conference Invitation

  • Action Items

    The board approved:

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on June 8. 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, or online.

    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