December 9, 2019

Board Digest

December 9, 2019


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.


Fred Patton presented Christie Appelhanz with a plaque thanking Ms. Appelhanz for her years of service on the Seaman USD 345 School Board.
Christie Appelhanz

Board of Education Consent Agenda

The consent agenda contains items packaged into one agenda item. They are often routine and garner very little discussion.

The consent agenda items were:

A. Minutes
B. Resignation/Retirements/Terminations
C. Classified Contracts
D. Licensed Contracts
E. Supplemental Contracts
F. Credit Card
G. Grants and Donations
H. Financial Items and Claims
I. District Disposal
J. Schoology Renewal
K. Approval of Consent Agenda

Teaching & Learning Report

A few of the highlights from the November report shared by the Boys and Girls Club before and after school care programs at all 5 elementary sites include:

● BGC serves 452 members in Seaman
● 32% of their entire membership comes from the North Area
● The largest enrollment is at West Indianola with 110 members
● The smallest enrollment is North Fairview with 68 members
● Elmont is the site that has shown the greatest growth this year

We continue to be grateful for our strong partnership with BCG and value the support that their programming provides our families.

To view the entire teaching and learning report, click here.

Secondary Program Planning Guide

Seaman High School and Seaman Middle School worked through a process to review, revise, and propose curricular programs focused on rigor and relevance for our students. This is their second year in following the process. 

Click here to view of the proposed changes to the secondary program planning guide for the 2020-21 school year. 

Special Services Report

To view the entire special services report, click here.

Facilities Report

The board reviewed facilities and grounds in the district. To view photos of the work highlighted in the report, click here.

Staff Trend Report

To view the staff trend report that will be included in the district's annual report, click here

Auction Report

The district hired Kooser Auction Service to sell surplus district property on Saturday, November 9 at Indian Creek Elementary. The sale was well attended and netted $4,299.60. The district anticipates a couple more auctions in the future. 

Action Items

The board approved:

Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on January 13. It is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. The Seaman USD #345 Board of Education will meet at the Seaman Education Center, 901 NW Lyman Rd, in the Ann Minihan Board Room.

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