January 9, 2023

Board Digest

January 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

William Wehrs
The board recognized William Wehrs, Seaman High School Social Studies Teacher, for winning the 2023 Kansas Horizon Award. The Kansas Horizon Award program is sponsored by KSDE. To be eligible for the award, teachers must have successfully completed their first year of teaching and have performed in such a way as to distinguish themselves as outstanding.

Superintendent Remarks

USD 345 Board
January is School Board Recognition Month, a great opportunity to say thank you to the USD 345 Seaman Board of Education who are committed to the success of every student in our community.

Our board of education includes: Michelle Caudill, President; Chris Travis, Vice President; Frank Henderson, Past President and National School Board Association President; James Adams, Donna McGinty; Kyle McNorton; and Christy Weiler.

These seven community leaders volunteer hundreds of hours attending meetings, reading reports and discussing plans and programs to support educational achievement. A board member’s responsibility goes far behind monthly meetings.

We are grateful to have this opportunity to formally say ‘thank you’ to each of our board members and also invite them to attend the home basketball game on January 25 for a halftime recognition ceremony.

Please take the time to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year. They are kind, caring, and compassionate leaders in our community.  

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

President Remarks

Michelle Caudill thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve on the USD 345 Board of Education. She is looking forward to the second semester and looks forward to the new athletic seasons, the musical and other school events. Ms. Caudill encouraged the community to come out and attend some school events as well. 

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 Items

  • KASB Policy Updates - APPROVED
  • SMS Reading Intervention Adoption - APPROVED

Next 345 Board of Education Meeting

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on February 6. 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:

February 13, 2023
NEW DATE: February 6, 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