August 8, 2022

Board Digest

August 8, 2022


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 incoming freshman Megan Strobel for receiving a gold medal at state in the FCCLA Sports and Nutrition STAR event. Megan advanced to the national competition where she took 3rd place! 


The board recognized graduated senior Hannah Mott and incoming junior Kate Eckert for receiving a gold at state in the FCCLA Public Policy Advocacy STAR event. Hannah and Kate went on to take 4th place in the nation!

Superintendent Remarks

Mr. Willson took a moment to talk about school security after acknowledging that school safety is on the minds of our parents, staff, and students. "There is nothing more important than protecting our children and our staff," said Willson. Mr. Willson recapped some of the safety measures the district takes to maintain safe and secure schools. To read the latest Superintendent Update on school safety, click here. Mr. Willson also encouraged parents to talk to their kids about reporting concerns. "We're better when we work together to keep our kids safe just like we do to keep our kids educated." 

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

President Remarks

Michelle Caudill spoke briefly about the beginning of the school year excitement and wished everyone a smooth transition for the school year. 

Frank and Michelle
Ms. Caudill also recognized Mr. Frank Henderson for his service as President for the USD 345 School Board. Mr. Henderson received a commemorative gavel for his board leadership. 

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

2022-23 Budget

  • Needs Assessment
  • 2022-23 Proposed Budget
  • Publishing the Budget: Approved publishing the 2022-23 budget in the Metro News
  • RNR/22-23 Budget Hearing Scheduled (August 25, 2022: RNR Hearing 6:00 pm; Budget Hearing 6:05 pm; Special Meeting 6:10 pm)

Discussion Items 

  • Teaching and Learning Report
  • Facility Dog Guidelines
  • Special Services Report
  • Review Policy Updates - JGCD | EDAA
  • PHLC Student-Parent Handbook

  • Action Items

    • Policy Updates - APPROVED
    • SHS Student-Parent Handbook - APPROVED
    • PHLC Student-Parent Handbook - APPROVED
    • Curriculum Purchase - APPROVED

    Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on September 12. 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 March, 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 2022-23 school year:

    September 12, 2022
    October 10, 2022
    November 14, 2022
    December 12, 2022
    January 9, 2023
    February 13, 2023
    March 20, 2023
    April 10, 2023
    May 8, 2023
    June 12, 2023
    July 10, 2023

    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