May 22, 2024

Board Digest

May 22, 2024


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.  

Retiree Recognition

2024 Retirees

Learning Without Limits

Kansas Civics Champions

The board recognized Seaman High School Teacher Rick Rineberg and a group of students for their Kansas Civics games championship! The team consisted of Sidney Chinn, Jeremiah Moylan, Reece Mumford, and Kylie Weir. The competition comprised of 19 teams from across the state and had various different aspects to the competition. Seaman High School won 3/4 of the categories and claimed the overall victory. The grand prize was $4000 the kids got to split.

-1st Place in: Hometown Headlines, Team Quiz, Team Presentation
-Kansas Civics Games Overall Champions
-Overall score 93.81%

Superintendent Remarks

Mr. Willson and board members took a moment to recognize former board member Susan Fowler-Hentzler, who recently passed away. Susan was a board member for eight years from 2009-2017 and was a strong supporter of our schools and community.

Mr. Willson also shared his feedback from school staff during Coffee with the Superintendent gatherings. Topics included the board's priorities: student learning, student behavior, staff pay and benefits, staff wellbeing, and school safety. 

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

President Remarks

Michelle Caudill thanked everyone for a successful school year and reviewed all of the end-of-year upcoming events on the calendar, including regional and state athletic events. 

Michelle Caudill

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 

Action Item

  • Consider Professional Development Committee Handbook - APPROVED
  • Consider Bids: Food, Supplies, and Dairy Products - APPROVED
  • Consider Policy Update  - APPROVED

Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on June 10. 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 February, March, and April, 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 2023-24 school year:

June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024

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