Ray-Pec Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Byous was recently awarded the Certified Administration of School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification by the Association for School Business Officials International (ASBO International). This is her fourth year as CFO for the school district.
The SFO designation is granted to highly qualified school business professionals who fulfill multiple requirements, including demonstrating certification eligibility (through work experience and education); passing a comprehensive exam about school business management; and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct. School business officials who have earned the SFO certification commit to ongoing professional development and re-certification every three years.
The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Aug. 22, 2019, approved the 2019 tax levy rate at $5.1823, which reflects a decrease of 18 cents from the 2018 rate. The 2019 rate includes an operating levy of $4.1492 and a debt service levy of $1.0331. The approval followed a public hearing.
The tax rate is calculated based on the assessed valuation of real estate and personal property in the District. The rate is decreasing to offset increases in property values due to reassessment. Tax rate history