Long Range Facility Planning 2015

Board unanimously approves Long Range Facility Plan

The Board of Education on Sept. 24, 2015, unanimously approved a Long Range Facility Plan to address the majority of space needs anticipated by the District over the next eight to 10 years.
Long Range Facility Plan

The plan includes constructing an addition onto the south high school to accommodate all students in grades 9-12. Construction and reconfiguration will provide additional space for grades K-8 and the Early Childhood Program.

Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees explained that the improvements will require a $27 million general obligation bond issue in April 2016, but will not require an increase in the tax levy. Savings from the recent bond refinancing helped maximize the improvements identified with the plan.

The plan was developed with the input of more than 470 patrons over the past year. The Board of Education and the Long Range Facility Planning Team have worked diligently to finalize the details in the plan.

Long Range Facility Plan Executive Summary
Long Range Facility Plan

Feedback results

More than 470 community members and/or staff ranked facility options for Early Childhood, Alternative Education, High School/Middle School solutions, and grade configurations. Long Range Facility Plan final results

Frequently Asked Questions

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Planning Team

Board of Education members worked with a District team to gather data and identify options for consideration. This core team began meeting in September 2014 to review enrollment trends, building capacities, current space use, facility debt obligations, and program needs. The District conducted a survey, and the Board of Education met in a work session in January 2015 about the process. From January through March 2015, focus group meetings and a Community Forum provided opportunities for staff and patron feedback. Those meetings included a presentation that outlined several possible scenarios to address:

  • high school structure, 
  • middle school space needs, 
  • early childhood expansion, 
  • alternative education programs, and 
  • grade level configurations.

Long-Range Facility Planning presentation

Community Forum

Community Forum

Raymore-Peculiar School District Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, at right, listens as patrons share thoughts and ask questions during a Community Forum about the District's long-range facility plan. The forum on March 31, 2015, was one of about 25 presentations that have taken place at schools and to groups throughout the community.The District is updating its Long Range Facility Plan to guide facility development efforts in the coming years. Enrollment trends, building capacities, current space use, facility debt obligations, and program needs were reviewed to create several options under consideration. 

Community Forum
Dr. Al Voelker, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services, visits with patrons at the Community Forum on March 31. At the end of the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to provide feedback.

Long Range Facility Planning

Stakeholder presentations

From January 2015 through March 2015, more than 25 presentations were scheduled to share information about the Long Range Facility Planning process. District administrators scheduled time with staff at each school and with parent and community groups. These presentations provide another avenue for feedback about the plan.