October 9, 2023

Board Digest

October 9, 2023


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 recognized MELC Para Jenny Bechtel and SHS Custodian Ray Southern as Support Staff of the Year.

The Board recognized SHS Teacher Jordan Best and North Fairview Teacher Grace Bowhay as Horizon Teachers of the Year.

Superintendent Remarks

Mr. Willson reviewed the important role board members play in preparing students for lifelong success and highlighted different aspects including: teamwork, leadership, coherence, accountability, and financial transparency. Mr. Willson also talked about the preparation it takes to be a board member month after month. "We have dedicated and hard working board members." Mr. Willson thanked the board for their work. 

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

President Remarks

Michelle highlighted Homecoming activities and upcoming parent-teacher conferences. She also talked about looking forward to seeing how the district is progressing. "I know we have set a lot of goals and set out to work really hard this year to achieve those goals." 

Michelle Caudill
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

  • Activity and Gate Fund Guidelines - APPROVED
  • Schedule a Hearing for JBCC - Hearing scheduled for 5:55 pm on November 13, 2023

Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on November 13. 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:

November 13, 2023
December 11, 2023
January 8, 2024
February 19, 2024
March 18, 2024
April 15, 2024
May 13, 2024
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