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.
Where We Are
January – April 2021
Where We Want to Be
February – May 2021
Development of Plan Options
April – August 2021
Where We Are Going
Mission, Vision and Goals for KCPS
Engagement Series One
Blueprint Advisory Team Meeting: March 11, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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
Present Recommendations for KCPS
Engagement Series Three
Blueprint Advisory Team Meeting: August/September TBD
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.