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KCPS Master Plan Process: Next Steps

 After three rounds of community conversations, gathering feedback from over 2,500 parents, students, staff, and community members, master planning consultant MGT presented its recommendations to help us build a better KCPS at the April 8, 2015 School Board meeting. Over the last few months, KCPS Administration has reviewed and assessed the MGT findings and will present its recommendations to the School Board and KCPS community starting in October 2015. Parents, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend one of the public meetings to learn more about the recommendations and provide their feedback. After consideration of community feedback gathered in October and November, KCPS Administration will provide updates and ask the board for approval of final master plan recommendations in December. If approved, KCPS will then work with parents, students, staff and the community to implement the recommendations and to ensure a smooth transition for our families and staff. 



WHAT is the Master Plan?

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.


More than 2,500 parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members have shared their ideas about how to improve their schools with KCPS and the consulting team of MGT and David Mason & Associates. Even if you haven’t participated thus far, KCPS wants to hear from you.  See the How? Section for details.


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 masterplan@kcpublicschools.org



  • September – December 2013: KCPS staff conducts technical assessment  & community engagement
  • October 2014 – March 2015: Consultant (MGT) conducts technical assessment & community engagement
  • April 2015: MGT presents recommendations to School Board/Superintendent
  • May - October 2015: KCPS staff reviews/assesses MGT recommendations
  • October 14, 2015: KCPS staff presents recommendations to the School Board
  • October - November 2015: Stakeholder engagement meetings
  • December 2015: Board decision on recommendations 
  • January – August 2016 School Year: Transition plan activities/programs (if approved) 
  • Fall 2016: Implementation of Master Plan (if approved) 

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