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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Board of Directors

School Board Seeking Individuals to Represent KCPS on KCPS Retirement System Board of Trustees

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as the school system’s representative and alternative representative on the Jackson County Board of Equalization.

The KCPS Board will select a representative and an alternate representative to serve the one (1) year term. The Jackson County Board of Equalization is an independent Board composed of citizen taxpayers of Jackson County. Its mission is to fully and fairly equalize the value of all real and tangible personal property in the county for purposes of taxation and to provide an appeal forum for taxpayers to correct perceived inequities in the assessment of value. The Board strives to allow taxpayers an efficient, public, unbiased, courteous and informative manner of addressing grievances surrounding the imposition of taxes by the county.

Individuals interested in serving on the Board of Equalization can submit their names for consideration by sending a resume or background statement with complete contact information, and application to KCPS, Office of Board Services, 2901 Troost Avenue, Room 202, Kansas City MO 64109, or by emailing board@kcpublicschools.org. To be considered, individuals must reside within the KCPS district boundaries. The KCPS Board is seeking individuals must meet the qualifications of Missouri statute, 138.011 RSMo. and be able to show tax records that are proof that meet the county ordinance that no member may be delinquent in any taxes due or owing to the Jackson County.

The deadline to submit a resume is 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022. The KCPS Board of Directors will conduct interviews in May 2022 and complete its selection process by June 8, 2022.

School Board 2021

On behalf of the Kansas City Public School (KCPS) Board of Directors, welcome to the Office of Board Services webpage. We are pleased you have taken the time to learn more about your School Board.

KCPS is guided by a seven-member Board of Directors elected by the district's patrons. The Board of Directors has many duties including:

  • Governance
  • Monitoring the use of financial and human resources
  • Education planning and evaluation
  • Appointing the chief administrator, the Superintendent of Schools
  • Facilities management

The Office of Board Services is the administrative arm of the Board of Directors. The Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education building.To meet individual Board members or to learn more about upcoming meetings and activities, contact the Office of Board Services at 816-418-7621.

Board redistricting

Redistricting Maps available by email to KCPSredistricting@KCEB.org or on KCEB.org website.

Redistricting Schedule

  • Friday, October 15 - Current maps with population changes presented to public and gather feedback to develop 5 sample maps - Recorded Meeting
  • Thursday, October 21 - Present 5 sample maps to public - Recorded Meeting
  • Monday, November 1 - All maps are due by midnight
  • Tuesday, November 2 - Final 3 maps presented to public - Recorded Meeting
  • Friday, November 12 (12 pm) - Final map vote by KCEB - Final Map

Speaking at a Board Meeting

  • Video: Record a video of your comments that are no more than three minutes long and email the recording to School Board Secretary June Kolkmeier at board@kcpublicschools.org
  • Livestream: Reserve a spot to share your comments via the hearing live-stream by calling Ms. Kolkmeier at 816-418-7621 or emailing board@kcpublicschools.org
  • Email: Comments can be emailed to board@kcpublicschools.org
  • Phone: Contact Ms. Kolkmeier at 816-418-7621 or board@kcpublicschools.org to make a reservation to share comments by phone during the hearing
  • Text: Comments can also be texted to 816-213-0997

School Board Meetings

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Sep 25
Mon, Sep 26
Tue, Sep 27
Wed, Sep 28
Thu, Sep 29
Fri, Sep 30
Sat, Oct 1
Sun, Oct 2
Mon, Oct 3
Tue, Oct 4
Wed, Oct 5
Thu, Oct 6
Fri, Oct 7
Sat, Oct 8
Sun, Oct 9
Mon, Oct 10
Tue, Oct 11
Wed, Oct 12
Subscribe to Alerts School Board Workshop Meeting
Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave
Thu, Oct 13
Fri, Oct 14
Sat, Oct 15
Sun, Oct 16
Mon, Oct 17
Tue, Oct 18
Wed, Oct 19
Thu, Oct 20
Fri, Oct 21
Sat, Oct 22
Sun, Oct 23
Mon, Oct 24
Tue, Oct 25
Wed, Oct 26
Subscribe to Alerts School Board Regular Business Meeting
Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave
Thu, Oct 27
Fri, Oct 28
Sat, Oct 29
Sun, Oct 30
Mon, Oct 31
Tue, Nov 1
Wed, Nov 2
Thu, Nov 3
Fri, Nov 4
Sat, Nov 5

Calendar & Category Legend:

  • School Board Meetings
    • School Board Meeting
    • Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
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