Ray-Pec budget honored for 6th straight year
For the sixth consecutive year, the Raymore-Peculiar School District has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. The award recognizes the District for its 2020-2021 budget submission.
The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation. After a rigorous review by professional auditors, the award is conferred on school districts that meet or exceed the program's stringent criteria. During the 2019-202 school year, only seven Missouri school districts, including Ray-Pec, received the award.
Preparing the budget in a manner to qualify for the Meritorious Budget Award is a more comprehensive process than a normal budget. The finished product must present financial information, statistical data, and performance data in a clear, easy-to-read way that illustrates the District's short- and long-term strategies and provides transparency in the budgeting process. You can review the Budget Document.
School District receives clean audit
The District received a clean audit opinion on its financial statements, compliance with laws and regulations, and internal control over financial reporting for the year ended June 30, 2020. Brad Steele, CPA from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented the audit results on Oct. 22 to the Board of Education.
Board President Ruth Johnson was pleased with the audit report. "The audit shows that our staff is following best practices in financial policies and procedures."
Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle agreed. "The 2019-2020 school year ended in a way that no one had anticipated," he said. "This included changes and challenges in the area of school finance. The clean audit reflects on the hard work of Chief Financial Officer Cyndee Byous and her staff to make adjustments while ensuring the District continues to be the best stewards of taxpayer funds." Read the audit report
No increase to Ray-Pec tax rate for 2020-2021
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Cyndee Byous, Chief Financial Officer
21005 S. School Rd.
P.O. Box 789
Peculiar, MO 64078
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