The Raymore-Peculiar School District Board of Education on Jan. 18, 2018, voted unanimously to ask voters for a 75-cent operating levy increase, Proposition R-P, on the April 3, 2018, ballot. At the same time, the debt service tax rate is scheduled to decrease by 30 cents, resulting in a net tax rate increase of 45 cents. A simple majority is required for approval.
Revenue from the levy increase would be used to support key elements in the recently approved Strategic Plan. These include:
The last time Ray-Pec voters approved a levy increase was in 2003. Since then, voters have approved no-tax-increase bond issues designated for construction and renovation of facilities.
At a special meeting on Jan. 18, 2018, the Board approved placing the levy issue, Proposition R-P, on the ballot for the April 3, 2018, election. You can watch the meeting: