Board of Education

Board certifies election results, elects officers at April 18 meeting

During a special reorganization School Board meeting tonight, Kim York, Paul Coffman, and Ruth Johnson took the oath of office to begin new 3-year terms on the Board.

The Board certified the results of the April 4 election, at which the three received the most votes.

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Following the oath of office, the Board elected Kim Bailey to serve as president, Kim York as Vice President, Pam Steele as secretary, and Cynthia Byous as treasurer for the coming year.

 Ruth Johnson was elected as the delegate to the Missouri School Boards' Association. Ryan Wescoat was elected as the alternate delegate.

Watch the meeting:

Voters elect Coffman, York, and Johnson to Board

District voters on April 4 elected Paul Coffman, Kim York, and Ruth Johnson to serve three-year terms on the School Board. 

A meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, to accept the official election results, administer the oath of office and for the Board to elect officers. 
Unofficial election results from Cass County:
  • Paul Coffman, 1,515 votes
  • Kim York, 1,475 votes
  • Ruth Johnson, 1,361 votes
  • Bill Lowe, 1,081 votes
  • Patrick Clark, 1,022 votes
  • Donna Nuccio, 766 votes
  • Collin Stosberg, 740 votes
  • Chris Bruton, 478 votes

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. 

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, 2017, 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.

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Candidate filings
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

Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women in every community across the state.

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.
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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 with any questions.

During the week of Jan. 22-28, 2017, communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week, as proclaimed by Gov. Jay Nixon. The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education plays in communities and schools. All Missouri citizens are asked to recognize the important contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the vital role these public officials play in the education of Missouri's children.

Thanks to our Raymore-Peculiar School Board members. Pictured in the front row: Susan Edmonsond, Maria Davies, Barbara Boucher, Ruth Johnson, and President Kim York. In back: Ryan Wescoat and Vice President Kim Bailey.

School Board Recognition Week is sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association. MSBA is a private, not-for-profit organization that exists to help school boards succeed.

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 Member Ruth Johnson presented with Belton School Board Member Jerry Miller on the topic: "Small Districts, Large Legislative Power." They described how the public school districts in Cass County came together under the umbrella of Cass County Kids First to support legislative action that enhances the quality of education in the county. Collectively, Cass County Kids First represents more than 18,000 students.

Board President Kim York and Board Member Ryan Wescoat were part of a panel presentation about the Outstanding Board of Education award. Ray-Pec received the award in the area of School Finance Resources.

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.
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School board members met with Missouri’s congressional delegation and staff members to discuss federal education issues that have an impact on local school districts throughout Missouri. Board members discussed a variety of issues including the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the re-authorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the federal law about vocational training programs at middle and high schools. 

In this picture, some board members meet with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who represents Missouri's 4th District.


View School Board meetings on the District's YouTube channel.

Pam Steele, Secretary to the Board of Education

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

Ph: (816) 892-1311
Fx: (816) 892-1380


Monday - Friday
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