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Early College Academy Info Session

The KCPS Early College Academy is hosting an informational session about the program, eligibility requirements and the submission process. High school sophomores who are interested in this option should plan to attend this virtual meeting with their parents or guardians.

KCPS Hosting Two 'School Board School' Sessions in December

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors (school board) will be hosting two “School Board School” virtual sessions for anyone interested in school board service. These sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Manuel R. Abarca IV

Manny Abarca - Board Member

About Manuel R. Abarca IV

First elected in April 2019, Treasurer Manuel R. Abarca IV currently serves the 3rd Sub-District which includes: a portion of the Historic Northeast, Columbus Park, City Market, a portion of Downtown, Quality Hill, and the Historic Westside communities. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Occupational Safety Management with an emphasis in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Central Missouri, and is pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As Deputy District Director for U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's office, Mr. Abarca has the honor to work in constituent services and community engagement. Previously, he served on the Guadalupe Center Educational Systems Board of Directors and services on the Board of Directors for: MoKan Goodwill, ReDiscover Mental Health Clinics, Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Healing House Inc., the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association. "It is my distinct honor and privilege to be able to serve the children of our city and, in some way, help ensure the next generation of leaders has received a quality education from our public school system. Thank you for entrusting in me to serve."

Contact Information

mabarca@kcpublicschools.org

Board of Directors with Dr. Bedell