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A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Student artwork from the Lincoln Middle School exhibition

Students in Harold Smith's art class hosted an art exhibit at Lincoln Middle School last week, drawing on works in "Testimony: African American Artists Collective."

The student showcase, called "Our Testimony," explores the emotions, memories and values of the Lincoln Middle School artists, said eighth grader Gabriella Morris.

Watch the Blueprint 2030 video on YouTube.

If you were unable to participate in a Blueprint 2030 community conversation in October, there's still time to take the priority survey. From here, we’ll keep you updated on more dates and details around future opportunities for feedback this winter and into the spring.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11. As we have throughout the pandemic, KCPS is working with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the the Kansas City Health Department to get our families the most accurate COVID-19 information

Salary and Benefits

Affordable Healthcare and Competitive Benefits. 
KCPS offers a highly competitive salary benefits package for employees including medical, dental, long and short-term disability, life insurance, retirement plans, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, deferred compensation plans and an employee assistance program.  

Teacher Salary Schedule  Principal Salary Schedule Benefits Overview 2021 Benefits Guide

2019-2020 School Year Review

GREAT EXPERIENCES AT KCPS

Teacher of the Year 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.

Sponsored by the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation, this program recognizes the contributions of extraordinary classroom teachers in every school. Teacher quality and effectiveness are among the most important school-based factors impacting student learning. Teachers create the learning environment where children flourish and grow. The mission of the KCPS Teacher of the Year Recognition Program is to honor, promote and celebrate excellence among our school faculty and help them be recognized at the regional, state and national level.

Excellence in Education Awards

The Excellence in Education Awards was created to recognize educators and administrators that go above and beyond for KCPS students.

The awards will recognize KCPS staff members who bring innovation, equity, excellent attendance, leadership and more into our buildings.

Award categories include KCPS Star Teacher, KCPS Star Principal, Supporting Cast, Professional Learning Communities and Problem Solving Team.

KCPS Education Foundation Logo

For two years in a row, The KCPS education Foundation in partnership with Cordish Companies and Two Light Luxury Apartments has given away free 1-year apartment to a KCPS teacher!

Here are some other great housing options for KCPS teachers and staff members.

Housing Partnerships

Teacher with student