Finance Department

Chief Financial Officer earns SFO certification

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.

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No increase to Ray-Pec tax rate for 2020-2021

No increase in the tax rate. That's what taxpayers will get after the Ray-Pec School Board approved the 2020 tax levy rate at $5.1823 during its Aug. 27 meeting.

 

The approval followed a public hearing. During the hearing, Cynthia Byous, Ray-Pec Chief Financial Officer, explained that this rate is adequate to support the District's 2020-2021 budget as well as long range plans for future projects.

 

Fiscal responsibility has allowed the District to achieve at high levels, while spending less per pupil and levying a lower tax rate than most area school districts.

 

With a tax levy rate that has increased only once in the past 16 years, Ray-Pec continues to make gains in student achievement and graduation rates, and also has an ACT composite score above the state average. The total property tax levy of $5.1823 includes an operating levy of $4.1502 and a debt service levy of $1.0321.

Property tax rate history

Responsibilities


The Finance Department includes:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Finance
  • Budgeting
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Contact


Cyndee Byous, Chief Financial Officer

21005 S. School Rd.
P.O. Box 789
Peculiar, MO  64078

Ph: (816) 892-1326
Fx: (816) 892-1380

Hours


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.