2016-2017 Board Meetings
Review of Nov. 17, 2016, Board Meeting
The School Board on Nov. 17, 2016, recognized five All-State student athletes and two staff members, approved the bus ridership report, and heard updates about the Early Learning and Parents as Teachers programs. Read a recap of the meeting: Board Update
Annual Performance Report
Early Learning program review presentation
Parents as Teachers program review presentation
October Ridership Report
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The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Pam Steele for being nominated for the Olive T. Ritchie Educational Officer Professional of the Year award. She is the sole nominee from Missouri for this national award. She is pictured with Board Vice President Kim Bailey, left, and Board Member Ruth Johnson, at right.
Athletic Director of the Year
The Board of Education recognized Activities Director Tom Kruse on being selected as the Kansas City Interscholastic Administrators Association Athletic Director of the Year. He is one of eight finalists for the state award. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
The Board on Nov. 17 recognized Miranda Dick for placing 15th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
The School Board recognized Makenzie Stucker for placing 18th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
The Board recognized Tyler Musgrave for placing 24th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
The Board on Nov. 17 recognized Jace Whitney for being selected as an All-State Cheerleader. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
The Board of Education on Nov. 17, 2016, recognized Senior Callie Martin for being selected as the Class 4 Softball All-State First Team Catcher. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
Review of Nov. 10, 2016, Board Work Session
The School Board met in a work session on Nov. 10 to discuss the Annual Performance Report, District assessment results, and an update on the Attendance Boundary process. Read a recap of the meeting: Board Update
Annual Performance Report
Senior ACT analysis highlights 2016
Metro ACT comparison 2016
MAP-EOC achievement report 2016
Metro proficiency comparison 2015-2016
Cass County proficiency comparison 2015-2016
Border district proficiency comparison 2015-2016
NWEA Update Nov. 2106
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Review of Oct. 27, 2016, Board Meeting
The School Board on Oct. 27 approved name changes for four schools for next school year. As Shull Elementary becomes the site for the District’s early childhood programs, it will be re-named Shull Early Learning Center. Shull will be retained as the building's name to continue to honor retired former superintendent Don Shull. The Board approved retaining the names of Bridle Ridge and Eagle Glen, while changing "Intermediate" to "Elementary" in the names of those schools. The current North High School will become Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School in fall 2017. The District plans to have students involved in the selection of a mascot. The Board also approved the 2015-2016 audit, heard an update on construction, and heard a review of the Child Nutrition program. Read a summary of the meeting: Board Update
Child Nutrition program review
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Review of Oct. 13, 2016, Work Session
During a work session on Oct. 13, the Board discussed early childhood programming, a proposed change to the high school schedule, school names, and a boundary committee update. Read a recap of the meeting: Board Update
Early Childhood Education Program Expansion Considerations
RPHS Proposed Bell Schedule 2017-2018
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Review of Sept. 22, 2016, Board meeting
See some students being recognized, hear a review of 2016 Summer School, find out about a Pathways for Teachers grant, and learn more about the District's Public Relations program.
Read a recap of the meeting: Board update
Ray-Pec Pathways for Teachers grant overview
Pathways for Teachers information
Summer School enrollment
Summer School financial report
Public Relations update
Public Relations - additional information
Surplus property bids
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Board honors student for academic achievement
The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Senior Breanna Birkett for qualifying as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction for her coursework in 2015-2016. She is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.
Board recognizes National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists
The Board of Education on Sept. 22, 2016, recognized RPHS Seniors Jacob Shriner, left, and Nick Caskey, center, for being named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. They are pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.
Student places third in KC SuperStar singing competition
The Board of Education on Sept. 22, 2016, recognized RPHS Senior Valiante Waltz for placing third in the KC SuperStar singing competition. He received a $2,500 scholarship. Valiante is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.
Review of Sept. 8, 2016, work session
During its Sept. 8 work session, the School Board discussed ways to expand the District's Early Childhood program.
Board members emphasized their desire to increase instructional time and the number of students served. Board members learned about Missouri Preschool Project grant funds and also discussed options for fee-based programs. The District’s administration will prepare some recommendations to present to the Board at a future meeting.
Changes to the Early Childhood program are part of the District’s Long Range Facility Plan. The plan identified the need to find a more permanent home for the Early Childhood program, while also allowing the program to grow. As part of the plan, Shull Elementary School will be repurposed as the primary Early Childhood education site for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Board also discussed the possibility of reinstating a strings program. The District offered a limited strings program several years ago, with plans to expand the program to additional grade levels. The program was discontinued. In considering adding strings to the course offerings, Board members discussed the benefits of such programs and potential timelines for program consideration. A survey may be one of the first steps to gauge interest in such a program.
The Board also discussed the logistics and cost of providing free activity passes to high school students who paid an activity fee to participate in activities.
In addition, the Board reviewed a self-evaluation, which was based on a self-reflective survey. Focus areas of the self-evaluation included:
- The Board Clarifies the District Purpose
- The Board Connects with the Community
- The Board Delegates Authority
- The Board Employs a Superintendent
- The Board Monitors Performance
- The Board Takes Responsibility for Itself
The School Board on Aug. 25, 2016, thanked the Cass County Health Department for providing immunizations one day during Back-to-School registration. Board Member Maria Davies is pictured with Health Department Director Tiffany Klassen and Office Manager Kelsie Stafford.
Review of Aug. 25 meeting
Aaron Harte, architect with incite Design Studio, presented a construction update on Aug. 25, 2016, to the Board of Education.Construction Update
The Board also approved bids related to the high school construction project, and approved the 2016-2017 assessment plan.
Read a recap of the meeting: Board Update
Surplus Property bids
Tax rate unchanged for 13th year
The Board of Education on Aug. 25 set the 2015 property tax levy at $5.0397, the same rate since 2004. That total includes an operating levy $3.7014 and a debt service levy of $1.3383. The approval followed a public hearing. The rate is calculated based on the assessed valuation of real estate and personal property in the District.
Tax levy hearing
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Review of July 28, 2016, Board meeting
The Board of Education on July 28, 2016, approved agreements with the cities of Peculiar and Raymore for School Resource Officer (SRO) services. This year, the District will have three School Resource Officers.
The officers from the Peculiar Police Department will be based on the main campus -- at the north and south High School buildings. They will be available to assist at any school. Officer Phil Grabmiller is returning to the role. Joining him is Master Police Officer Rick Clausing, who has worked more than five years with the Peculiar Police Department. He previously worked for the Grandview Police Department. Clausing and his wife and children reside in Peculiar.
Raymore Police Officer Lance Goddard will support all Raymore schools and Ray-Pec East Middle School.
Mutual aid agreements between the Peculiar and Raymore police departments will allow the officers to assist each other, if needed.The Board also set the tax levy public hearing for Aug. 25, approved a revised teacher evaluation handbook, approved a farm lease agreement, and approved a list of surplus property, Read a recap of the entire meeting: Board update
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