July 13, 2020

Board Digest

July 13, 2020


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.


National History Day 2020 Digital Documentary Showcase
Documentary Showcase Students
The board recognized Seaman Middle School students Adyson Cashman and Allie Jones for creating a documentary that was selected for the 2020 Digital Documentary Showcase hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Documentary Title: "Either You Print It Just the Way I Draw It or I Quit"

Their documentary illustrates how Charles Schulz, with inspiration from Harriet Glickman, broke the racial barriers in comics by adding a new character named Franklin to his well-known strip the "Peanuts."

Eagle Scouts Project - Andrew Patton

Andrew Patton, a 2020 SHS graduate, recently completed his Eagle Scout project by creating an outdoor pavilion at Seaman High School, for students to enjoy. The board voted to name the area "Alumni Park: Class of 2020." The pavilion consists of 10 picnic tables, shade umbrellas, and a cement patio. 
Andrew Patton

Alumni Park

Reorganization of the Board

Every July board meeting, the board elects its president, vice president and sets their annual meeting dates and times. James Adams was voted the 2020-21 USD 345 Board President and Cherie Sage will serve as Vice President.  

USD 345 2020-21 Board President - James Adams

USD 345 2020-21 Board Vice President - Cherie Sage
Cherie Sage

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

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • Special Services Report
  • Budget Report
  • KASB Policy Updates
  • Student-Parent Transportation Handbook

  • Action Items

    The board approved:
    • the 2020-21 student-parent handbooks.
    • the 2020-21 classified handbook.
    • the appointment of Frank Henderson and Karl McNorton to the Professional Development Council.
    • the appointment of  Karl McNorton and Cherie Sage to the KASB Governmental Relations Committee.
    • the appointment of  Keith Griffin and Michelle Caudill to the Calendar Committee.
    • the appointment of  Cherie Sage to the District Wellness Committee.
    • the appointment of  James Adams and Frank Henderson to the Seaman Education Advantage Foundation.
    • the appointment of  James Adams and Cherie Sage to the Technology Advisory Committee.
    • the appointment of  Frank Henderson to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee.
    • the appointment of  Karl McNorton, Frank Henderson, and Fred Patton to the Emergency Operations Planning Committee.
    • the appointment of  Keith Griffin and Karl McNorton to the Capital Outlay Revenue and Expense Committee. 
    • the appointment of  James Adams to the District Site Council.
    • the appointment of  Michelle Caudill, Karl McNorton, and Frank Henderson to the District Mental Health Committee.

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on August 10. It is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. The Seaman USD #345 Board of Education will plan to 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