Feb. 18, 2021
Ray-Pec Parent Community,

I am ready for another topic besides winter weather, and I am sure you are too!

As you may know, the Ray-Pec Board of Education voted unanimously at its January meeting to place Proposition S, a $72 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the ballot for April 6, 2021. This is an exciting time for the district as we address our current and future needs to meet the challenges of increased enrollment, additional student opportunities, and good stewardship of existing facilities. 

Since the Board’s vote, a citizens committee has formed to provide additional information about the election. I am pleased that we have champions in our community who are donating their time and effort to this bond election. Current leadership members of the Citizens4RP Committee are:

  • Eric Collins, Raymore attorney, parent of both a current Ray-Pec student and a Panther graduate
  • Matt Davidson, Raymore insurance agent, and parent of current Ray-Pec students
  • Larry Dobson, Peculiar resident, longtime educator and community supporter, Ray-Pec graduate, former Ray-Pec school board member, and parent of Panther graduates
  • Brent Ewert, Raymore financial advisor, former Ray-Pec school board member, and parent of Panther graduates
  • Phil Parke, Raymore financial advisor, president of Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, and parent of Panther graduates
  • Cathy Wansing, Peculiar business owner, PTA executive council president, parent of both a current Ray-Pec student and Panther graduates 

If you would like to learn more about Citizens4RP, please search for @Citizens4RP on Facebook.

As your new superintendent, I am continually impressed by our students, this school community, and how it is truly a destination district for all.  

This is an exciting time to be in Panther Country! 

Thank you for entrusting your children to the Ray-Pec School District.

Mike Slagle

I am passionately driven by the belief that Everyone Is Created To Flourish