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Blueprint 2030


KCPS is embarking upon an engagement process that will capture how we approach the future of schools in our school district and community. This process of engaging our school district and community will be an opportunity to gather voices and participate in conversations that are important to the future of our schools. What an opportunity to help shape and refine our plans for the future - an opportunity in which we invite all of our schools and community stakeholders to participate. Blueprint 2030 will define how KCPS should serve students in the future and the system-level changes we need to take to get there.  It will serve as an update to the KCPS 2018-23 Strategic Plan and guide of our work over the next decade by outlining five and ten year goals.

KCPS wants to ensure all children living within the school district boundaries have access to a quality Pre-K through 12 educational experience and graduate ready for college, career and life. KCPS has been making great strides in academic achievement and providing engaging academic programing, but we know that additional progress is needed to better serve all our students.

Blueprint 2030 is a year-long planning and community engagement effort that will define how KCPS should serve students in the future and the system-level changes we need to take to get there. It is a blueprint for the future that maximizes KCPS resources, improves efficiencies, and enhances the educational experience and academic outcomes for all students.

During Blueprint 2030, KCPS will work with our staff, parents, students and the KC community to:

  • Conduct an assessment and evaluation of our current school system (where are we now?)
  • Establish goals for the future (where do we want to be?)
  • Evaluate scenarios (what options do we have for getting us from where we are now to where we want to be?)
  • Identify recommendations for action (how do we get there?)

Community feedback is critical to the success of Blueprint 2030.



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Phase 1 Assessments

Where We Are

January – April 2021

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Phase 2 Goal Setting

Where We Want to Be

February – May 2021

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Phase 3 Scenarios

Development of Plan Options

April – August 2021

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Phase 4

Where We Are Going

Fall 2021




Goal Setting






Join us! We are looking for thoughts and suggestions as we navigate our Blueprint 2030 and strategic planning process. These engagement series opportunities are provided for our students, families, staff and community. We welcome participation!

KCPS will be offering several platforms and venues for staff and community engagement. Our Engagement Series is designed to collaborate with and listen to local stakeholders, including our staff and community. There will be opportunities for in-person conversations through focus groups and virtual town hall meetings. There are also opportunities for input through online surveys and our Thoughtexchange platform.

Mission, Vision and Goals for KCPS

Engagement Series One

Blueprint Advisory Team Meeting: March 11, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Community engagement:
DAC meeting: March 17
Principal meeting: March 18
SDAC: March 11
Thoughtexchange: week of March 22-26, April 5-9

Focus groups (virtual): week of April 5-9 

Talking Points poll: April 19-23

Development of Plan Options and Scenarios for KCPS

Engagement Series Two

Blueprint Advisory Team Meeting: April 29 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Community engagement:

Community Meetings: April 20, April 21, and April 22

DAC meeting: May
Principal meeting: July TBD
Online survey: week of May 3-7
Focus groups (virtual or in-person): week of May 3-7 (survey coincides with focus groups)

Staff engagement:

School Staff Meetings: May 24 - June 9

Present Revised Options

Blueprint Advisory Team Meeting: June 24 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Principal meeting: July TBD
In-person gallery walk: week of July 26-30
Community meetings: throughout July-September

Present Recommendations for KCPS

Engagement Series Three

Blueprint Advisory Team Meeting: August/September TBD

Community engagement:
DAC meeting: September 16-21
Principal meeting: September TBD
In-person gallery walk: week of September 27-October 1

Closing the feedback loop

It is important to us that we release thoughts, feedback and input from these focus group and survey results. These staff and community feedback items are starting points that we will continue to refine based on our engagement efforts and further analysis with our partners.

Blueprint 2030 Advisory Team

Blueprint 2030 Advisory Team Resources


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