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Lee's Summit School Board needs to be transparent - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News

Reader: Who is the ‘power broker’ within R-7 school district? | Letters to the Editor | Lee's Summit Journal

Best School Districts in Missouri - MO District Rankings Lee's Summit Is Ranked 62nd

Best School Districts in Missouri - MO District Rankings

Ranking updates are approximately yearly, usually the same day the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases their test scores. Last update for Missouri was August 17, 2015.Each school is ranked by calculating an Average Standard Score across grades. The school with the highest Average Standard Score is ranked #1. For specific details about our ranking process, see our Ranking FAQ.Test scores included in the rankings include: MAP Mathematics, MAP Communication Arts, MAP ScienceData Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


DistrictRank data (2015 vs 2014)DistrictCityLow GradeHigh Grade# Students# Ranked Elementary Schools# Ranked Middle Schools# Ranked High SchoolsRank Score (2015)Rank change from 2014

The Turner Report: Joplin R-8 board hires high-powered KC law firm to respond to writ of mandamus

Board hiring attorney to look into allegations | The Excelsior Springs Standard

This Is What Happened When I Had The Audacity To Run For School Board

When I ran for school we had two nights of debates.  I was not allowed to sit with the incumbents.  They were seated together and I was forced to sit between two men running for positions as a judge.  The people running for city council sat together.  The school board incumbents sat together.  I sat between the two men that were running for judge.

Sparks fly at Lee's Summit candidates forums
R-7 board challenger, incumbents clash
By Brett Dalton
The Journal Staff
Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:04 PM CDT

At this week's two candidate forums, Sherri Tucker wasted no time explaining why she's running for one of the three at-large R-7 Board of Education seats.

"I have no reason to run for the school board other than my commitment to children with disabilities," said Tucker, who has a 14-year-old son with autism.

As the only challenger to the three incumbents- Jon Plaas, Jeff Tindle and Jack Wiley - running for re-election Tucker spent much of her speaking time at two foru…

Former Lee's Summit Elementary Principal Now A Fourth Grade Teacher

Former Lee's Summit Elementary Principal Now A Fourth Grade Teacher It seems that a former Lee's Summit and Ray-Pec principal is now a fourth grade teacher in the Kansas City, MO school system.  Here is the trail to her current position.  I wonder how she managed to go backwards.

Susan Romeo resigns as principal

Susan Romeo, principal of Raymore Elementary School, will leave the
Ray-Pec School District at the end of the school year to take a position as
principal of a new elementary school in Lee’s Summit.

The Ray-Pec Board of Education on Dec. 18 accepted Romeo’s
resignation, effective June 16, 2009. On that same date, the Lee’s Summit
School District Board of Education named Romeo as
principal of its new elementary school, scheduled to open
in fall 2009.

The Lee’s Summit district’s 18th elementary school is
under construction in southeast Lee’s Summit on Ranson
Road. The school, along with other facilities and
improvements, is funded by an April 2009 voter-approved
bond issue.

Romeo has b…

Lee’s Summit school superintendent seeks peace after public feud with board member | The Kansas City Star

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Lee’s Summit school superintendent seeks peace after public feud with board member | The Kansas City Star



The top official of the Lee’s Summit School District issued a public apology Friday, seeking to make peace with a school board member after a week of feuding. In a blog post, David McGehee, the highest-paid school superintendent in Missouri, asked school board member Bill Baird to “come back to the table for discussions about things that are truly important to the success of our school district.” David McGehee (left) and Bill Baird “I apologize. I forgive,” McGehee wrote. The attempt at reconciliation came after several days of back-and-forth accusations between the two officials, who each called on the other to resign. Baird accused McGehee and board leadership of improperly handling contracts, including one involving a law firm where McGehee is dating a top attorney. McGehee and others denied those claims. At the same time, the school district is negotiating a new contract with McGehe…

Public criticism leads to feud between Lee’s Summit school board member, superintendent | fox4kc.com

Public criticism leads to feud between Lee’s Summit school board member, superintendent | fox4kc.com



LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Students and teachers are off this week for Spring Break, but the Lee's Summit superintendent and one board member are working, calling for one another's resignation. In a public letter sent to the Kansas City Star earlier this week, board member Bill Baird accused Superintendent David McGehee of breaking policies and rules by not having the board vote to approve which law firm the district uses. McGehee said the district uses eight or nine firms, each with fee schedules listed out long ago, long before he started dating Shellie Guin, an attorney who works for one of the firms the district uses. The superintendent said before the pair made it public, he approached each board member, got approval, and put protocols into place that have since been approved by a third-party attorney. Baird claimed he never agreed with the relationship and has been fighting wha…

Lewis Diuguid: Rancor in Lee’s Summit School District overpowers focus on educating children | The Kansas City Star

Lewis Diuguid: Rancor in Lee’s Summit School District overpowers focus on educating children | The Kansas City Star



The public rancor between the superintendent of the Lee’s Summit School District and a school board member sounds too much like the always brewing controversy embroiling the Kansas City School District of yesteryear. Fortunately, the Kansas City school board is professional, non-meddling and much reformed. It even has a tentative contract agreement with a new superintendent as Kansas City Public Schools continues its struggles for full accreditation. Lee’s Summit, on the other hand, is making the big headlines now. It’s as if the childish finger-pointing, blaming and name-calling from the Republican presidential race has spilled some of its toxic politics into the Kansas City suburb. School Superintendent David McGehee and school board member Bill Baird have each asked the other to resign, which is unheard of in school district politics. Baird charges that McGehee, the highes…