Pam Steele and Patty Phillips

During a special meeting tonight, June 20, the Raymore-Peculiar School Board selected Patty Phillips of Raymore to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education.

The vote came after the Board interviewed three finalists for the open seat. In addition to Phillips, the Board also interviewed Janet Jones and Rob Whitten.

The oath of office was administered to Phillips at the conclusion of the meeting. Phillips is being appointed to serve until the April 2024 School Board election.

The vacancy was due to the resignation of Ashley Jones, who is moving out of the district. After Jones’s resignation, the District publicized the opening and invited community members to submit letters of interest. A Board Committee reviewed letters from six persons interested in filling the vacant seat and selected three candidates to interview.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22.