Lane Lucas, Raymore-Peculiar High School Alumnus (1979), is pleased to announce his candidacy for the Raymore-Peculiar School Board. Lane is a communications, public relations and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience, which includes serving as Public Relations Coordinator for the Grandview C-4 School District from 2006-2013. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Avila University in 1984. Currently, Lane works as the Communications Consultant for the Grandview Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Melinda, have been proud and dedicated residents and business owners (Dogs Arf Us Grooming Salon in Willowind Shopping Center) since 2005. Their children, Brenden and Hailey, are students in the Ray-Pec School District.
During his years at Grandview C-4, he worked directly for the Superintendent. His duties included support and collaborative work with district board members, administration, and staff (at all levels) on numerous projects, including curriculum, bond initiatives, facility improvements, school safety, finance, public affairs and community and media relations. He acted as the district event planner for board presentations and student/staff recognitions, community input meetings and staff orientation. He was also the district liaison for United Way, Grandview Education Foundation and the City of Grandview.
“Raymore is a strong and growing community. It’s a great place to raise a family. The school district has an excellent reputation and strong resources, but there are prohibitive policies, planning and curriculum deficiencies ignored by the board and administration that are impacting student performance, career and college preparation. There are also board and administrative communication and transparency issues.”
“We can do better. We must address these issues now, instead of ignoring them and implementing plans and programs that are not in the best interest of our students and the district. It’s “Time for a Change”, to maintain our reputation and the excellent opportunities our students and staff deserve. I will work hard and collaboratively with the administration and board to make these changes happen.”