Ashley Jones

There is a vacancy on the Board of Education as a result of the resignation of Ashley Jones.

Jones announced at the May 25 Board meeting that she is moving out of the District. She was elected to the Board last month, and was just starting her term. (She earlier served on the Board from April 2018 to February 2021.)

The Board, by a majority vote, will appoint a replacement to serve until the next Board election in April 2024.

The Board is seeking interested candidates for the position. The Board will screen the applicants and will select candidates to interview. Interviews will take place on June 20, with the goal to administer the oath of office to the new board member on June 22.

Candidate qualifications

Submit a letter of interest

Candidates interested in filling the vacant school board seat should submit a letter of interest by June 9, 2023. The letter should include:

  • Current or previous involvement in the Ray-Pec School District
  • Experience in relevant leadership and governance positions
  • Attributes the candidate believes will make him/her an effective School Board member
  • Reasons for interest in serving on the Board

Send the letter to Board Secretary Pam Steele at or Raymore-Peculiar School District, Administrative Services Center, P.O. Box 789, Peculiar, MO 64078. You may also drop off your letter at the Administrative Services Center, 21005 S. School Rd., Peculiar.