• Committees
    This page provides a brief overview of the District's committees.   
     
    District Site Council (DSC)
    Representing the district’s parents, community, and business/industry, the District Site Council (DSC) provides input during every step of the growth process. The DSC reviews and provides input/feedback on the work of the District Leadership Team (DLT). This includes needs assessment, goal area selection, leadership goal and action plan development, evidence/data, and analysis of growth.
    Chair: Steve Noble 
     
    Building Site Council (BSC)
    Representing the school’s parents, neighborhood, community, and business/industry, the Building Site Council (BSC) provides input during every step of the growth process. The BSC reviews and provides input/feedback on the work of the Building Leadership Team (BLT). This includes needs assessment, goal area selection, goal and action plan development, evidence/data, and analysis of growth.
    Chair: Building Principals  
     
    Technology Advisory Committee
    District representatives including students, parents, instructional coaches, principals, directors, and board members meet quarterly to review the status of current district technology initiatives including 1:1 implementation, blended learning, digital curriculum adoption, and professional learning needs.
     
    District Leadership Team (DLT)
    The District Leadership Team (DLT) oversees and approves building-level KESA work, leads/facilitates the district needs assessment, establishes the district’s goals for the five-year cycle, develops an action plan for each goal, oversees the implementation of the action plans, and analyzes the effectiveness of the action plans. 
     
    Building Leadership Team (BLT)
    The Building Leadership Team (BLT) leads/facilitates the building needs assessment, establishes the building’s goals for the five-year cycle, develops an action plan for each goal, oversees the implementation of the action plans, and analyzes the effectiveness of the action plans. 
    Chair: Building Principals 
     
    Intergovernmental Cooporation Council 
    The ICC includes the following Shawnee County governmental entities:

    1.  Unified School Districts (Seaman, Auburn-Washburn, Shawnee Heights, Silver Lake, Topeka)
    2.  City of Topeka
    3.  Shawnee County
    4.  Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
    5.  Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority
    6.  Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
    7.  Washburn University

    The group meets at Washburn University eight times a year on the third Tuesday of the month at a 7:30 AM.  The chair of the council rotates among the various members for a calendar year at a time.  
    Chair: 

    College & Career Ready/Career Technical Education (CCR/CTE) Task Force

    Chair: TBD 
     
    KASB Governmental Relations Committee
     
    Chair: Mark Tallman 
     
    Seaman Staff Development Council (SSDC)
    The Seaman Professional Development Council is the committee that manages the accumulation of professional development points by licensed teachers employed by the district.  We develop operational procedures for the earning of professional development points.  We also create a plan every five years that must be approved by our local school board and is based upon criteria established by the state board.
    Chair: Annette Myers 
     
    Calendar Committee
    The purpose of the calendar committee is to give input to the Board of Education on the school calendar. It is the decision of the Board of Education to set the calendar, so the group and their work is advisory in nature.  
    Chair: Danira Fernandez-Flores 
     
    District Wellness Council
    Promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle choice through on-going education and to empower students and staff to take responsibility for their own health. 
    Co-Chairs: Kaye Kabus, Jenny Crowell
     
    Early Learning Task Force 
    The early learning initiative in Seaman USD 345 will bring our families, teachers and community together to ensure our children are kindergarten ready. We will achieve this by incorporating quality programing for birth to age three with Parents as Teachers. It continues for our three and four year olds in a universal, collaborative, and integrated preschool program that blends special education, State Pre-Kindergarten and peer model students in an early childhood center staffed by highly effective, fully-licensed preschool teachers, support staff and administration. Working together with our current kindergarten programing, our early learning initiative in Seaman USD 345 will ensure our youngest children are on a firm foundation to be lifelong learners.  
     
    Seaman Education Advantage Foundation (SEAF)
    The Seaman Education Foundation (SEAF) is a non-profit organization that exists to assist, advance, promote and enhance education for students and staff of Seaman USD 345. 
    President: Corey Dehn 
     
    Negotiations Team
    The committee negotiates annually with the Seaman Education Association (SEA) which represents the district's licensed, non-administrative employees.  The committee consists of three BOE members, the Human Resources Director, and the Business Director.  
     
    Governance Committee 
     
    Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
    The EOP outlines the roles and responsibilities for all USD 345 to be adequately prepared for various emergencies.
    Chairs: Phil McKay
     
    Capital Outlay Revenue and Expense Committee (CORE-5)
    The CORE-5 committee is responsible for determining capital improvements in five year phases. These improvements are made utilizing the district's capital outlay fund. Feedback is systematically gathered from all staff and patrons by building, department, site council, board meetings, etc. 
    Chairs: Bob Horton