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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.

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."

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Board of Directors with Dr. Bedell