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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Meet the School Board

Board of Directors with Dr. Bedell
Pattie Mansur - Board Member

Pattie Mansur, Board Chair
Member-at-large

Manny Abarca - Board Member

Manny R. Abarca IV, Tresaurer
Sub-district 3

Dr. Marvia Jones - Board Member

Marvia Jones
Sub-district 4

Jennifer Wolfsie - Board Member

Jennifer Wolfsie
Member-at-large

Nate Hogan - Board Member

Nate Hogan, Vice Chair
Sub-district 2

Rita Cortes - Board Member

Rita M. Cortés
Sub-district 1

Mark Wasserstrom - Board Member

Mark Wasserstrom
Sub-district 5