Board of Education

2022 School Board candidates

These people have filed to seek a seat on the Raymore-Peculiar School Board. Two seats are available in the April 5, 2022, election. The top two vote-getters will be elected to serve three-year terms. Candidates are listed in the order of filing. Incumbents are Bill Lowe and Aaron Howlett.

2022 School Board candidate filing information

The Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District will accept a Declaration of Candidacy from any 
qualified person interested in running for a position on the School Board in the April 5, 2022, election. Persons interested may file with the Secretary to the Board of Education at the school district’s offices located at 21005 S. School Road, Peculiar, MO 64078.

Qualified applicants for the board may file for office during regular business hours in the school district’s offices beginning Dec. 7, 2021, at 8 a.m. Filing will end on Dec. 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. In between, candidates may file by appointment by contacting Board Secretary Pam Steele at 816-892-1311 or

Except for the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the school district's

offices are closed due to inclement weather or other health-related reasons. Filing will also not

occur when the school district's offices are closed on Dec. 24, 2021.

There are two (2) positions available with three-year terms. Board members whose terms expire

in 2022 are Aaron Howlett and Bill Lowe.

Placement on the ballot

Order of filing will determine the placement on the ballot. This is in accordance with Board Policy 0320.

BOE 2021-2022 meeting dates

Presentation about Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design

Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle and School Board President Ruth Johnson were presenters on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference.

Their topic was "Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design - Innovation in Secondary Education." The MSBA Conference was at the Kansas City Convention Center. In addition to serving as Ray-Pec School Board President, Johnson is vice president of MSBA.

MSBA Slagle and Johnson

Johnson elected vice president of MSBA

Congratulations to Ray-Pec School Board President Ruth Johnson on being elected vice president of the Missouri School Boards’ Association at a meeting of the MSBA Delegate Assembly on June 18. The Delegate Assembly was held in conjunction with MSBA’s Igniting Great Ideas Summit June 18-19 in Springfield. MSBA is a not-for-profit organization that helps school boards.

Ruth Johnson

School Board election

Voters elected newcomer Deanna Olson and incumbent Billy King to serve on the Ray-Pec School Board. 

They will be sworn in during a reorganization meeting on April 19. Six candidates filed to vie for the two positions available. They were elected to serve three-year terms.

Deanna Olson

Deanna Olson

Billy King

Billy King 2018 image

School Board candidates

Candidate(s) for the April 6, 2021, School Board election:

  • Billy King, Raymore
  • Athenia Ingram, Peculiar
  • Thomas Walsh, Raymore
  • Janet Jones, Raymore
  • Deanna Olson, Raymore
  • Susan Edmonsond, Raymore

The candidates are listed on the ballot in the order of filing.

School Board election image


Pam Steele, Secretary to the Board of Education

21005 S. School Rd., P.O. Box 789, Peculiar, MO  64078

Ph: (816) 892-1311
Fx: (816) 892-1380


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The seven-member Board of Education is elected by District patrons. Members are elected to serve three-year terms without pay. View all Board Members


  • 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month
  • Administrative Services Center, 21005 S. School Rd., Peculiar, MO 64078