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Raymore city and Chamber to host candidate forum
The City of Raymore and Raymore Chamber of Commerce will co-host a public candidate forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Raymore City Hall. All candidates for the offices of Raymore City Council and Raymore-Peculiar School Board have been invited to attend and participate.
The Raymore-Peculiar PTA Council invites the public to attend a school board candidate forum on Tuesday, March 28, at the Innovation Center (former library) of the Academy building, 21001 S. School Rd.
Meet and greet with refreshments provided by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation starts at 6 p.m. Questions will begin at 7 p.m.
Board recognizes Cass County spelling champion
The School Board on March 16 recognized 8th grader Joel Miles as the three-time Cass County Spelling Bee champion. He will represent Ray-Pec and Cass County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28 to June 3 in National Harbor, Maryland. Joel is pictured with School Board President Kim York.
Board recognizes Ruth Johnson
The School Board on Thursday night recognized Board Member Ruth Johnson, at left, for achieving Distinguished Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association certified board member program. Johnson is pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond.
The program established by MSBA recognizes school board members who choose to complete additional professional development requirements beyond the 16 hours required by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. Read more: MSBA certified board member
Review of March 16, 2017, Board meeting
The School Board on March 16 approved staffing additions for the 2017-2018 school year and approved bids for wireless access points, computers, televisions and projectors. The board also heard reports about the A+ program and the Career Technical Education program. Read a recap of the meeting: Board Update
2017-2018 Staffing Requests
Transition Staffing Plan
A+ Program Update
Career Technical Education Program Update
Surplus Property bids
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Review of March 9, 2017, Board work session
The School Board met in a work session to discuss the 2017-2018 budget. The Board will formally adopt a budget later this spring for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The 2017-2018 budget will include expenditures for the changes in grade configurations and some furniture and equipment related to the transition.
Here are documents reviewed during the work session:
Budget Development Calendar
FY18 Budget Plan
Transition Staffing Plan
Early Childhood Tuition Model
Supply-Purchased Service Recommendations
Team Ray-Pec Priority Considerations
Debt Service Payments
Capital Lease Payments
Technology Plan (5-year)
Elementary Supply Allocations
Discretionary Budget Items
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MSBA Legislative Forum
Ray-Pec Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees and Board Members Ruth Johnson and Barbara Boucher attended the Missouri School Boards’ Association Legislative Forum on Feb. 14 in Jefferson City. The annual event provides school board members and District leaders an opportunity to learn more about education issues likely to impact schools. MSBA’s lobbyists as well as guest speakers from the General Assembly and the educational community discuss the latest education issues and the bills to watch during the legislative session.
At right, School Board Member Ruth Johnson meets with Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56, during the Legislative Forum.
Eight candidates seek election to School Board
Eight candidates are vying for three seats on the Ray-Pec Board of Education. The filing period closed on Jan. 17, 2017. Voters on April 4 will elect three people to serve three-year terms on the Board.
The candidates, listed in order of filing, are: Ruth Johnson of Raymore (incumbent), Kim York of Raymore (incumbent), Patrick S. Clark of Raymore, Paul Coffman of Peculiar, Collin Stosberg of Raymore, Chris Bruton of Peculiar, Donna Nuccio of Lee's Summit, and Bill Lowe of Raymore.
Board members whose terms expire in 2017 are Ruth Johnson, Kim York, and Barbara Boucher. March 8 is the last day to register to vote in the April 5 election. Voter registration
As of Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, eight candidates have filed to run in the April 4, 2017, Ray-Pec School Board election. They are: Incumbent Ruth Johnson of Raymore, Incumbent Kim York of Raymore, Patrick S. Clark of Raymore, Paul Coffman of Peculiar, Collin Stosberg of Raymore, Chris Bruton of Peculiar, Donna Nuccio of Lee's Summit, and Bill Lowe of Raymore. Filing will continue through Jan. 17. There are three positions available with three-year terms. Board members whose terms expire in 2017 are Ruth Johnson, Kim York, and Barbara Boucher.
School Board recognition week to be observed Jan. 22-28, 2017
These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their efforts. These men and women are the local school board members of Missouri.
School Board candidate filing information
The Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District encourages qualified persons interested in running for a position on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 4, 2017, election. Interested persons interested may file at the administration offices located at 21005 S. School Road, Peculiar, MO 64078.
Filing will begin at 8 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2016, and will continue during the District's regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Filing will not occur on days that the school District's offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing will not occur on the following holidays when the school district's offices are closed: December 23 and 26, 2016, January 2 and January 16, 2017. Filing will end on January 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
There are three (3) positions available with three-year terms. Board members whose terms expire in 2017 are Barbara Boucher, Ruth Johnson and Kim York.
Placement on the Ballot
Order of filing will determine the placement on the ballot. This is in accordance with board policy BBB-1 – School Board Elections.
Contact School Board Secretary Pam Steele at 816-892-1311 or email@example.com with any questions.
Board members share Ray-Pec successes
Ray-Pec School Board members attended the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 2016, at Osage Beach. At the conference, three Board members presented sessions.
Board members advocate for schools in Washington, D.C.
Ray-Pec School Board members Ruth Johnson and Ryan Wescoat were among a dozen Missouri school board members who participated in the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Federal Relations Capitol Visit July 5-7, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
In this picture, some board members meet with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who represents Missouri's 4th District.
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