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.
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.
Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell and the Board of Directors (School Board) have issued the following joint statement in response to the tragic killings of George Floyd and too many other black Americans.
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.
Gladstone Elementary School, home of the Grizzlies, will be celebrating its families and the end of the 2019-2020 academic year with a parade of cars driven by school leaders and staff and Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.
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.