Lee's Summit R-7 School District


The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Citizens’ Advisory Committee, sometimes referred to as the CAC, reorganized in early 1997. It is an advisory council organized to make recommendations to the R-7 Board of Education. This approximately 40-member broad-based group of volunteers has worked on several in-depth studies of the growth issue.


CAC Mission Statement

The CAC mission is to facilitate communication, advise and partner with the R-7 Board of Education, Superintendent and community to ensure a successful and innovative school system that maximizes each student’s potential.

CAC Charters


Dr. Bernard Campbell, former R-7 superintendent, established the CAC in 1952 to help with the passage of a bond issue to build a new school. The organization stayed together and through the succeeding years, the CAC became more structured and broadened its role to research pertinent educational issues.

We welcome involvement and opinions from the community. Our challenge has been to offer recommendations to the R-7 Board of Education which are fiscally sound and prudent, but also reflect this community’s vision for education. These are exciting and challenging times for education and the CAC! We welcome the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community. We will continue in our role as communicators and update you on our progress and solicit your assistance as we move forward.

For more information about the CAC, contact Kelly Wachel, R-7 Executive Director of Public Relations, at (816) 986-1095 or kelly.wachel@lsr7.net.

CAC Membership

Citizens’ Advisory Committee Chairperson is Kent Kirby and Assistant Chairperson is Elaine Bluml. The membership includes citizens representing many walks of life. To name a few, we have included representatives from the R-7 Board of Education, Economic Development Council, Chamber of Commerce, PTA, Lee’s Summit Ministerial Alliance, R-7 staff members, the banking industry, higher education, health care, small business, parents and non-parents.

CAC News




In accordance with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, P.L. 93-112, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder, it is the policy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that no person shall, because of age, sex, race, disability, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity of the District, including the employment of staff personnel. Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Stansberry Leadership Center (R-7 Administrative Offices), located at 301 NE Tudor. Inquiries by persons about their protection against discrimination under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, or P.L. 93-112 and the Section 504 may be directed in writing or by telephone to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 986-1000