February 14, 2022

Board Digest

February 14, 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

Show Choir
The Seaman High School Show Choir performed a Valentine's Day song for the board of education. Mr. Bond also reviewed accomplishments from the year and upcoming opportunities for the group. 

In November, The Viking Show Choir participated in the Annual Washburn University Showcase (featuring all of the local high schools). The Viking Show Choir was the only group featured on the local news broadcasts. Thirteen show choir students made the Northeast Kansas KMEA Honor Choir on December 4th. This is the largest group of SHS students in the past 25 years. The show choir worked hard to prepare four separate songs and auditioned in November.

Ellie Noble made the all-state KMEA Honor Choir. This is the second SHS student to make this choir in the past three years. This group is composed of the top 200 high school voices in the state.

The Show Choir performed at the Noon Noels service at First Presbyterian Church. They were the featured group on several news broadcasts for this event. The Show Choir received invitations to numerous business and community groups during the holiday season and will completed their holiday performances on January 10th with a visit to Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene to perform for a retirement group.

Superintendent Remarks

After a brief hiatus, we’re pleased to announce the Seaman Education Advantage Foundation Banquet is back in 2022.

SEAF was organized 20 years ago to provide academic scholarships for students and classroom teacher mini-grants to the staff of USD 345. Providing additional financial assistance is vitally important to assure the success of achieving quality education.

Since its inception SEAF adopted the mission to assist, advance, promote, and enhance
education. Thanks to continued donations from businesses and organizations like yours, SEAF is funding teacher mini-grants and student scholarships during the 2021-2022 school year.

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Seaman Middle School Commons, 5530 NW Topeka Blvd
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

This year's event will feature a meal, dessert, the State of the District address by Superintendent Dr. Steve Noble, entertainment from Seaman students, and displays showcasing how scholarships and mini-grants have and are continuing to enhance, enrich, and expand students' learning opportunities, thanks to the support of the community. Scholarship and mini-grant winners will also be recognized during the night.  

Discussion Items 

  • Teaching and Learning Report | Panorama
  • Special Services Report
  • Business & Finance Report
  • Safe Return to School Plan Update
  •  KASB Policy Updates
  • Superintendent Search - Focus Group Selections

  • 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

    • Transportation Employee Handbook Approved
    • Bids Approved (Lawn & Landscape, Pest Control Service, Asset Management, District Internet/WAN, District Internal Network)

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on March 21. 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:

    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