11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Urban Summit Education Committee: Master Plan Discussion
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Office Relocation Meeting
In 2013, KCPS began a master planning process to ensure we are using our limited resources as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to give our students the best opportunity to succeed in reaching their college and career dreams. In April 2015, after completing a detailed technical assessment and a series of community discussions, master planning consultant MGT presented its assessment to the school board. Over the last few months, KCPS Administration reviewed and assessed the MGT findings and presented recommendations to the School Board on November 4, 2015. These recommendations outline a plan to build stronger schools and stronger communities. The plan will have implications that will include boundary changes, school closures and school consolidations; however it will also allow for resources to be re-allocated to priorities identified by KCPS families and school staff such as programs to enhance the academic experience and improve achievement for all students, enhanced co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, and transportation improvements.
Summary KCPS Master Plan Recommendations
INCREASE ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY
INCREASE FACILITY EFFICIENCY
Altogether, about 15 percent of our current students will be impacted by school closures, consolidations or boundary changes. All of our students will benefit from the enhancements enabled by these changes. It will be up to our Board of Directors — your elected representatives — to decide if this is the right plan. As always, the Board has the prerogative to ask for additional feedback or changes to the plan. The Board expects more engagement with the public around the Master Plan through the first of the year. The Board anticipates that it will vote on the recommendations by early spring.
Kansas City Public Schools is conducting a master planning study to maximize opportunities for student achievement and to increase enrollment by delivering the best academic and extra-curricular programs possible within the available financial resources. The master plan will look at issues such as: academic priorities, extra-curricular needs, facility needs, transportation needs, enrollment boundaries, budgetary impacts.
KCPS is gathering community feedback through a variety of medium. For upcoming meetings, please check out the master plan calendar for details. You can also share your feedback via an on-line survey and/or text survey (coming soon). Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.