October 12, 2020

Board Digest

October 12, 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.

Learning Without Limits

North Fairview Elementary was designated a School of Excellence by the Civic Advocacy Network (CAN) for the civic engagement opportunities they offer students.

Discovery Award
The Civic Advocacy Network (CAN) was established by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) in order to recognize schools that actively involve students in civic engagement opportunities and to help collect exemplary civic engagement practices to share with schools across the state. The ultimate goal of CAN is to promote civic engagement as part of all preK-12 students’ experiences. Schools that meet the award criteria receive one of two designations – School of Excellence or School of Promising Practice.

Congratulations to Megan Allacher and Anna Brodine for their accomplishments in the Discovery Award competition through the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes! This competition focuses on discovering and telling the stories of unsung heroes throughout history.

Megan won the award for Best High School Project in the Discovery Award competition! Her website entitled, “Jackie Ormes: First Female African American Cartoon Artist” was fantastic and as a result Megan won $2,000. Furthermore, her topic, Jackie Ormes, will be featured on a panel at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in Ft. Scott, KS.

Anna was a top ten finalist in the competition. Her documentary entitled, "Joan Ganz Cooney: The Unsung Hero Who Led Us All to Sesame Street” was incredible and as a result Anna won $200.
Discovery Award

Superintendent Remarks

Dr. Noble reviewed the USD 345 enrollment trend report for the past five years. This report will be one of four items included in the district's annual report that is released in February.  

Click here to view the enrollment trend report.

7-12th Grade Transition to Full On-site

Dr. Noble presented his Superintendent Remarks to the board on the revised plan to transition 7-12th grade students from hybrid to on-site learning on October 26. After board discussion, the decision was made to not transition Seaman Middle School and Seaman High School to on-site at this time. Instead, the board will receive monthly updates on all learning environments in the district. 

To view the proposals that were presented but not voted on, click the link below. 

SMS R2R Transition Plan to Full On-Site
SHS R2R Transition Plan to Full On-Site

Preschool and elementary will remain in full on-site learning. Seaman Middle School will remain in the hybrid learning environment with some students attending three days a week, based on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process. Family Choice Remote Learning will continue as planned. Seaman High School will remain in the hybrid learning environment with some students attending four, or five days a week, based on the MTSS process. Family Choice Remote Learning will continue as planned. 

Each month during regular board meetings, the board will receive updates from the superintendent and staff and allot time for board discussion on the district's R2R plan.

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
  • Bullying Handbook Review
  • Building and Grounds Report
  • Business and Finance Report

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on October 12. It is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. The Seaman USD #345 Board of Education will plan to meet at Seaman High School, 4850 NW Rochester Rd, in the Band 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