News Flash

Latest News

Posted on: April 12, 2019

School officials meet with legislators to discuss education-related issues

Panel - 4 legislators

Local control was the theme when representatives from public school districts in Cass County met Friday morning, April 12, with four state legislators to discuss issues being considered during the 2019 legislative session. The meeting was hosted by the Pleasant Hill School District.

Specifically, Cass County school districts want to be able to set their own calendar and start of school date and to choose the election dates for bond and levy issues. The group also overwhelmingly favored keeping school board elections in April, rather than in November as has been proposed.

Other issues discussed were varied – including school funding in the state budget, A+ and advanced courses, career and technical education, how to attract people to the teaching profession, and tax cuts and abatements.

This is the fifth year for the school districts to join forces under the banner “Cass County Kids First” to develop and endorse a list of legislative priorities.

The legislative priorities are organized in four categories of funding, local control, accountability, and student choice concerns. After developing and endorsing the list of legislative priorities, the group invited legislators who represent the districts to attend several planned events for 2019.

In attendance and answering questions at the April 12 legislative breakfast were: Sen. Ed Emery, R-31; Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56; Rep. Mike Haffner, R-55; and Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33. Unable to attend were: Rep. Jack Runions, D-37, and Rep. Rodger Reedy, R-57.

Cass County Kids First includes the 10 public school districts in Cass County: Archie R-V School District, Belton #124 School District, Drexel R-IV School District, East Lynne 40 School District, Harrisonville School District, Midway R-I School District, Pleasant Hill School District, Raymore-Peculiar School District, Sherwood Cass School District, and Strasburg C-3 School District. Their elected Boards of Education serve over 18,000 Cass County students.

In picture, from left: Sen. Ed Emery, R-31; Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33; Rep. Mike Haffner, R-55; and Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Latest News


2018-2019 RPHS yearbook receives award

Posted on: October 4, 2019
Ruth Johnson Award

Ruth Johnson honored for advocacy work

Posted on: October 2, 2019
2019 Homecoming Queen

Marissa Dick is 2019 Homecoming Queen

Posted on: September 27, 2019

RPHS announces 2019 Homecoming candidates

Posted on: September 18, 2019
MSBA logo 2

Board begins search for new superintendent

Posted on: September 16, 2019
Softball tournament champions

Softball team wins tournament

Posted on: September 16, 2019
Fall Food Drive 2019

Ray-Pec CAN sponsors Fall Food Drive

Posted on: September 4, 2019
New teachers cover graphic

District welcomes new teachers!

Posted on: August 21, 2019
family at registration

Back to school registration

Posted on: August 5, 2019
Country Club Bank donates to RP Foundation

Country Club Bank supports Foundation

Posted on: August 1, 2019
BOE honors Huffman

School Board honors Audrey Huffman

Posted on: July 31, 2019

Sign up for Summer School

Posted on: April 5, 2019

Memorial Day

Posted on: May 24, 2019

Ray-Pec Trapshooting Team results

Posted on: May 2, 2019
BOE recognizes Audrey Huffman

Board honors FBLA student

Posted on: April 26, 2019
RPHS SoM April

RPHS honors Students of the Month

Posted on: April 24, 2019
Election ballot graphic cropped

Election results

Posted on: April 2, 2019
Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup is March 27

Posted on: February 25, 2019
Miles Sellami at March 25 2019 BOE meeting

Board honors spelling champion

Posted on: March 26, 2019

Congresswoman Hartzler visits Ray-Pec

Posted on: March 15, 2019
pi day

Happy Pi Day!

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Summer School planning is under way

Posted on: March 8, 2019
BOE recognition Aubri

School Board honors volleyball coach

Posted on: March 4, 2019
Bridle Ridge Mustang Team

Bridle Ridge students learn about empathy

Posted on: February 20, 2019
See How They Run image

RPHS to present comedy "See How They Run"

Posted on: February 11, 2019
FBLA group pic

Ray-Pec FBLA students qualify for state

Posted on: February 14, 2019
BOE recognition Janae Thurston 4

Board honors RPHS Senior Janae Thurston

Posted on: January 25, 2019
BOE 122018 honors XC

School Board honors Cross Country runners

Posted on: December 26, 2018
RPHS SOM December 2018

RPHS honors Students of the Month

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Please share feedback on school calendar!

Posted on: November 30, 2018