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.
History of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee
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 Janice Phelan, R-7 Executive Director of Communications, at (816) 986-1095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.