March 21, 2022

Board Digest

March 21, 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

The board highlighted Music in our Schools Month with a special presentation by the fourth grade class at North Fairview led by music teacher Melissa Vincent. Rebecca Kramer shared elementary music standards which fall under three categories: creating, performing, and responding. Students performed Dr. Seuss themed music for the board.  

North Fairview Elementary
North Fairview Elementary Music Students

Seaman High School Bowling Coach Bob Benoit thanked the board for recognizing the 5-1a KSHSAA State Champions. The boys and girls team swept the state tournament this year with the girls winning by 29 pins and the boys winning by 11 pins. 

Seaman High School Athletic Director stopped by later in the meeting to present the State Championship trophies. Bushnell said, "We want them to know how much we care and value their fine performance and it was an exciting day." 

Girls Bowling
Seaman High School Girls Bowling

Boys Bowling
Seaman High School Boys Bowling

State Bowling
The board with State Bowling Trophies

Seaman High School Theatre Teacher Michael Stauffer and cast members of the Little Mermaid musical stopped by to invite the community and board to the upcoming production on March 24, 25, and 26. The musical starts at 7:00 pm in the Seaman High School Auditorium. Saturday's performance will be a sing-along event. 

The Little Mermaid Seaman High School Musical

Superintendent Remarks

Dr. Noble highlighted the many opportunities available to students in Seaman School District. "Our philosophy has been and I hope continues to be 'Learning Without Limits' removing any barrier possible that exists for kids," said Noble. Noble highlighted the strategic plan measure of having 100% of SMS and SHS students participate in two or more activities, clubs, or activities because students who are engaged in their schools are more successful. Dr. Noble reminded the board and community to look at the entire picture or the "whole child approach" when measuring student success and not pick and choose one measure.  

President Remarks

Frank Henderson thanked the community for responding to the online survey and focus groups to help the board identify key characteristics in superintendent candidates. The Kansas Association of School Boards received nearly 900 survey responses from the community. "The board has been working very hard and diligently on this and we have narrowed it down to three applicants," said Henderson. The board will begin interviewing this week and hopes to be able to offer a contract to the new superintendent at the conclusion of the process. The community is invited to a Meet & Greet at the Seaman Education Center from 5:00-5:30 pm on March 22, 23, and 24 to meet each candidate.   

Discussion Items 

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • Enrollment Fees
  • Post Secondary Phone Call Update
  • Drug Testing Review
  • Special Services Report
  • Business & Finance Report
  • Curriculum Adoption Cycle Report
  • Safe Return to School Plan Update
  • CORE-5 First Reading
  • 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

    • KASB Policy Updates - Approved
    • Amend the required snow day make-up days currently scheduled for April 15 and 18 to remain no school days - Approved

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on April 11. 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:

    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