Board of Education

School 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 in Washington, D.C.
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During the event 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 with lawmakers including the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the federal law that sets policy and establishes funding for 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.

The Missouri School Boards’ Association sponsors the annual trip to Washington, D.C. to provide Missouri school board members the opportunity to take an active role in advocating for issues important to Missouri’s public schools. 

Review of June 23, 2016, Board meeting

The Board on June 23 approved a bid from Crossland Construction Co. for the additions and renovation at Ray-Pec High School. The contract price of $23.1 million includes the building construction package -- a site development package bid was awarded in April. Crossland Construction, based in Columbus, Kan., and with offices in the Kansas City metro area, was the low bidder of four companies that submitted bids. The project includes new construction of about 110,000 square feet, including a two-story addition at the north of the current building. There will also be interior renovation to some areas of the school.

Fiscal responsibility has allowed the District to achieve at very high levels, while spending near the lowest per pupil among area schools. The Board on June 23 approved a budget for 2016-2017 that supports the second year of implementation of the International Baccalaureate program, introduces the Project Lead the Way program at the middle and high schools in the area of engineering and computer science, expands the availability of technology devices for students, includes more than $25 million in capital improvement projects, including those supported by the 2016 bond issue, and provides salary and benefit enhancements for employees. Read more: 2016-2017 Budget

The Board approved the Math Curriculum, and approved a memorandum of understanding to participate in the Southland CAPS program. CAPS stands for Center for Advanced Professional Studies. The Board also heard reviews about the District’s safety and security program and the District’s extra-curricular activities program. 


Related Pages

  1. Agendas / Board Docs

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  2. April 5, 2016 bond issue

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  3. Board Members

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  4. Long Range Facility Planning

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  5. Meeting Summaries

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  6. Policies and Regulations

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  7. Public Participation Guidelines

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  8. Strategic Planning

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Board Members


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
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Raymore-Peculiar School District's seven-member Board of Education is elected by the patrons of the school district. Members are elected to serve three-year terms without pay.
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    21005 S. School Rd.
    Peculiar, MO 64078