9:00 AM - 10:30 AM RESCHEDULED: Master Plan Community Meeting
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM RESCHEDULED: Master Plan Community Conversation
NEW MEETING DATES ANNOUNCED: The Master Plan community conversations scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15 have been rescheduled at their original times and locations on Saturday, Dec. 6. See calendar for details.
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.
We need the voices and perspectives of parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members to inform this plan. KCPS has hired the consulting team of MGT and David Mason & Associates to work with local stakeholders, conduct an assessment and present recommendations to the school board and Superintendent.
KCPS will be gathering community feedback through a variety of medium. MGT will conduct focus groups with targeted stakeholder groups. KCPS is hosting “community conversations”, which are open to the public and a great opportunity to share your perspective. Please check out the master plan calendar and flyer for details. Community stakeholders can also participate on-line at www.kcpsforum.org (coming soon) and/or via a quick text survey and/or take the full survey (coming soon).
The master plan will kick-off with community engagement in November (see calendar for upcoming meeting dates/times). MGT will present its findings and scenarios/alternatives for consideration to the community in January 2015 (dates TBD) with final recommendations presented to the school board and Superintendent in February. We expect the implementation of recommendations to be a phased process.