Seaman School Board Gets Glimpse Of District's Future


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Board members in the Seaman School District got their first glimpse at the future look of the district Friday.

The USD 345 board heard from the architect working on construction related to its recent bond issue. It was the first time getting a look at the formal plans for building a new middle school, renovating the current middle school into an elementary school and making improvements at other buildings.

Board member Fred Patton says the drawings were a little different from what the board viewed when the bond issue was under consideration, but he said that was to be expected. He says those sketches merely gave an idea of what the district was wanting. Since the bond was approved, he said, the architects met with staff members and other key parties to develop specifics.

District voters approved a $57.5 million bond in April to fund the work.

Plans will be finalized over the news few months, with the goal of bidding projects in the fall and winter. Construction should start in spring.

The architect's presentation came during the board's meeting to wrap up the current fiscal year.


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