Lee's Summit R-7 School District
Staff

District Liaison for Homeless Students

The Board designates the following individual to act as the district’s liaison for homeless students (homeless liaison):

Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Services
301 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, 64086
Phone (816) 986-1000; Fax (816) 986-1171

The homeless liaison shall designate and train another district employee to serve as the homeless liaison in the absence of the homeless liaison.

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Foster Care Liaison

The district designates the following individual as the liaison for foster care students:

Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Services

301 NE Tudor Road

816.986.1039

The liaison will provide assistance regarding all aspects of the enrollment, placement, transfer, and withdrawal of children in foster care and serve as the point of contact for DESE and the CD. The liaison will also work with DESE and the CD to implement the district’s complaint resolution process.

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How do I vote absentee?

Applications for absentee voting are available from your election board with some boards offering absentee ballot applications online and others requesting that you make your request by mail. Please check with your election board to determine how to request your ballot. Requests for an absentee ballot must be received in the election board offices by 5 p.m. May 20 for the June 2 election. 

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What is the deadline to register to vote in the June 2 election? How can I register to vote (or update my registration)?

To vote on June 2, you must be registered by March 11. Individuals may register to vote in any future election at any city hall, public library or license bureau as well as the election board offices. More information about voter registration is available by selecting the webpage for your election board or by contacting them via telephone.

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When is the election?

The April 2020 school and municipal election is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is covered by three election jurisdictions including Jackson County, Cass County and Kansas City.

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Based on current projections, does the district anticipate an operating levy increase?

Because growth is currently projected to increase in Lee’s Summit, the district does not anticipate at this time that we will need an operating levy increase. In fact, because of the Hancock Amendment, a part of the Missouri Constitution that controls the amount of money a district receives from increases in property tax assessments, the district lowered its operating tax rate this year by $0.55 last fall. That’s one of the largest rollbacks (and one of several) the district has approved in recent years.

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If approved, how would a $224 million bond issue affect LSR7’s future bonding capacity?

While the potential $224 million no tax rate increase bond package is a significant amount, it leaves the district with bonding capacity for future projects. That means that LSR7 could continue to utilize bond issues to build projects, like the renovations for our oldest elementary schools not included in our current bond issue, without raising the debt service tax rate in the future. Assuming that growth in Lee’s Summit continues, the district anticipates that it can issue bond issues every five years without changing the tax rate. The district’s bonding capacity — even after a $224 million bond would be potentially approved — is due in part because of projected growth. And it’s also because the district has been a good financial steward, and refinanced outstanding bonds in the past to reduce interest payments.

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