Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visited the Ray-Pec School District on March 15 to meet with School Board members and District leaders.
Hartzler was eager to hear about programs and successes in the District, and how schools are helping to prepare students for college and careers.
Board President Ruth Johnson, Board Vice President Paul Coffman, and Board Member Susan Edmonsond were present, along with members of the Superintendent's Cabinet.
The conversation was wide-ranging -- touching on issues as varied as state standards, assessments, mental health, support for the teaching profession, and the opioid crisis and other substance abuse issues.
Hartzler, a Republican from Harrisonville, is serving her fifth term representing Missouri's 4th District. Today's visit was one stop among several planned meetings.