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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Board Election

New Board Member Orientation Schedule - April

April 14

Board Meeting (including swearing in of newly elected Board members and election of Board officers)

April 21

Board Orientation Session I
Intro to Board Policies
Building the KCPS Budget – Part I
Basics of the KCPS Equity Policy
Basics of the KCPS Strategic Plan
Newly Elected Board Member State Education Requirements

April 28

Board Meeting (monthly business meeting)

 

April 2021

Calendar and date display for April 2021

New Board Member Orientation Schedule - May

May 8

Board Orientation Session II
Deeper Dive into Strategic Plan
Pillar A: Educational Strategies K-12
Pillar D: Introduction to the Role of Data within KCPS

May 12

Board Meeting (policy monitoring)

May 19

Board Orientation Session III
Building the KCPS Budget – Part II
KCPS Equity Policy (in depth briefing)

May 26

Board Meeting (monthly business meeting)

 

May 2021

Calendar and date display for May 2021

New Board Member Orientation Schedule - June

June 5

Board Orientation Session IV
Superintendent Evaluation Process
Pillar C: How KCPS Identifies, Develops and Retains Teachers, Staff,
Principals and Administration

June 9

Board Meeting (policy monitoring)

June 16

Board Orientation Session V
Pillar B: Safe Climate and Strong Relationships
Building the KCPS Budget – Part III (if needed)
Follow up on questions from earlier sessions

June 23

Board Meeting (monthly business meeting including final budget approval for
next school year)

June 26/30

Board Planning Session – Additional Education or Orientation Sessions
Needed/Desired

June 2021

Calendar and date display for June 2021

School Board Candidate results

Elections were April 6, 2021

SUB-DISTRICT 1 - Term Expires 2025

Rita Marie Cortes rcortes@hoffmancortes.com

SUB-DISTRICT 3 - Term Expires 2025

Manuel (Manny) R. Abarca IV abarcaiv@gmail.com

SUB-DISTRICT 5 - Term Expires 2025

Kandace Buckner kjoibuck@gmail.com

AT-LARGE - Term Expires 2025

Tanesha Ford Taneshanooner@gmail.com

candidate results 2021 Election

Who to Contact

Board Office – 816-418-7621 or email at board@kcpublicschools.org

Interested in school board service?

How Do I Become a School Board Member?

Information for Board Candidates

Candidate’s Legal Guide to Running for the School Board

Free Resources for School Board Candidates

There may be more to school board service than you know. Learn the basics and be prepared to hit the ground running if you’re elected in April.

Find these resources at www.mosba.org/board-candidates/. If you have any questions, feel free to call MSBA at 800-221-6722 or email info@mosba.org

Board of Directors with Dr. Bedell