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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

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Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

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With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

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On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

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  Benefits Overview - Teachers Benefits Overview - 12 Month Benefits Overview - 10 Month Hourly 2022 Benefits Guide

2020-2021 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.

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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!

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