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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.

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Strategic Plan

Between January and June 2017, KCPS engaged in a community-wide strategic planning process chartered by the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Bedell, and the Board of Directors.


The goal of the long-term planning exercise was to align the school system and its stakeholders in a unified direction that would lead to more effective schools and expand access to quality educational opportunities that engage, challenge and support every student. Engagement occurred through a series of conversations
among Kansas City’s diverse stakeholders: more than 600 students, teachers, leaders, staff, parents/caregivers, Community Partners, and Board members participated.

This Strategic Plan builds on and is aligned to prior planning guidelines and efforts within KCPS.

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Master Plan

The goal of the Master Plan is to ensure that KCPS is using its limited resources as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to give our students the best opportunity to succeed in reaching their college and career dreams.

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