Darrel Meyer Darrel W. Meyer

Chief Operations Officer

Darrel W. Meyer joined the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) as Executive Director of Operations in July 2012. He was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in July 2013.

Meyer worked for 10 years in the private sector in the areas of construction field supervision and later construction management. Meyer started his career in facility management in 1990 when he was hired as facility services superintendent at Metropolitan Community College-Longview, a position he held for eight years. He was promoted to director of facility services for the Metropolitan Community College in 1998.

Meyer graduated from the APPA Institute of Facility Management and has served at the state, regional and international levels in this organization. Meyer is the APPA past president, and has represented APPA and MCC nationally and internationally by presenting at numerous conferences and events during his three years of leadership with APPA International.

Meyer holds a Bachelor of Construction Science degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. 


Phone: 816-418-7771
Fax: 816-418-7675

Operations Directorate Mission

The Mission of the Kansas City Public Schools Operations Directorate, as a proactive support team committed to providing cost effective resources and demonstrating competent, transparent professional services to maintain clean, safe, secure facilities conducive to a 21st Century Learning environment for all district students, staff and community.

Operations Divisions

Department Divisions Directorate Contact Phone Number
Child Nutrition Services (CNS)
 Ellen Cram
(816) 418-7840
Construction Services/Projects
 Richard Hill
(816) 418-8800
Facility Services

                  North Zone   
Larry Englebrick (816) 418-8826
                  East Zone 
Rodney Lewallen
(816) 418-8162 
                  Central Zone
Gary Majors
(816) 418-8595 
                  South Zone
Nelson Madden
(816) 418-8815 
             Use of Facilities
Pamela Bennett (816) 418-8210
         Work Order Requests    
Risk Management Regina Ferguson (816) 418-7911
Safety & Security
Marcus Harris
(816) 418-8813
Transportation Patrick Kneib (816) 418-8825






Child Nutrition Services

The Child Nutritional Services' nutrition program serves appealing, reasonably priced meals to your child and to all students in Kansas City Public Schools.

Construction Services

 Upgrading schools and facilities to better support increased student achievement and reaccreditation.


Facility Services

The Facility Services Department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all district facilities while maintaining a clean, sanitary, safe environment for all KCPS students and staff.

Safety & Security

The Safety & Security Department is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff, district property and other key stakeholders that are part of the school district.


The Transportation Department of Kansas City Public Schools is responsible for providing safe, timely and efficient transportation of all eligible KCPS students that attend public schools.