August 10, 2020

Board Digest

August 10, 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.

Superintendent Remarks

Dr. Noble updated the board on important back-to-school dates that have changed since the original calendar was set. 

Back to School Dates
Aug 12: New Staff Orientation
Aug 17: Hybrid Convocation (All Staff Report)
Aug 17: First Day of Fall Sports Practice
Aug 18: SMS Family Camp Night 4:30-6:00 pm - Seadogs
Aug 19: SMS Family Camp Night 4:30-6:00 pm - Viperfish
Aug 20: SMS Family Camp Night 4:30-6:00 pm - Wobbegongs
Aug 26: Board Tour
Aug 27: First Day of School

President Remarks

James Adams thanked the USD 345 staff for the work that has been done to prepare for the 2020-21 school year. He also thanked parents for their patience and willingness to work together. 

James Adams


Face Shields
The board recognized Jill Hiegert for her generous donation of $1,200 to go towards 400 face shields for USD 345 staff. Jill was an employee in the district and looking to pay it forward. We thank Jill for thinking of us during this time as we are preparing for school with extra COVID-19 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. A full list of consent items can be found by visiting the BoardDocs website

Discussion Items

BOE Meeting

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • R2R Plan Update
  • Special Services Report
  • Building and Grounds Report

  • Action Items

    The board approved:
    • early graduation requests.
    • the bid from Cytek in the amount of $54,000.00 for 30 Temperature Scanner Kiosks.
    • KASB policy updates as presented.
    • the Student-Parent Transportation handbook
    • the designation of 8th grade PLTW Computer Science and Principles from requirement to elective.

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on September 14. 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