April 30, 2021
Ray-Pec Community,

As you know, one part of Proposition S is the acquisition and renovation of the 41,000+ square foot facility at 58 Highway and Foxridge Drive. This facility was the site of the former Orscheln Farm & Home store, and before that, the Sun Fresh Market, and has been vacant for several years. Securing this site was a very exciting and visionary move by the Ray-Pec Board of Education.

I am pleased to share with you that this site now has an official name! Last night, the Board of Education approved the name of this facility to be called the Ray-Pec LEAD Center. LEAD stands for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery. The Ray-Pec LEAD Center will be an exciting place for students to explore career paths, to gain employable certifications, to participate in exciting new styles of learning, or to explore their interests in a variety of technology opportunities. At full build-out, we envision the LEAD Center to be a place where elementary and middle school students will also have opportunities to learn and explore through summer enrichment programs. Not only will the LEAD Center be a place for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery, but it will be a place that will LEAD Ray-Pec toward more opportunities for its students and will LEAD the way in which programs like career education and Real World Learning can make a difference for students. 

Thank you once again for your support of Proposition S to make all of this possible. With facilities like the Ray-Pec LEAD Center, along with the future freshman center and performing arts center, we are continuing to build on the excellence of the Ray-Pec School District. As you can see, 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