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 firstname.lastname@example.org.