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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.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

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.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

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.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

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!

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Help Keep KCPS Safe

The Kansas City School Board is committed to the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors. We have comprehensive safety and emergency plans for every school site, and all schools regularly conduct drills — including fire drills, severe weather drills, and intruder drills — to prepare students for an emergency.

All Kansas City schools are protected through partnerships with local law enforcement agencies. Our students and families are also key partners in school safety. We continue to have high expectations for our students and our community members to do something if they see or know about a threat.

Use Let’s Talk! to anonymously inform us of bullying or safety threats if you fear any repercussions of reporting. Anyone is able to report a concern through this link.

We want to assure you that providing safe learning and work environments for all of our students and staff members is crucial to our collective efforts. Thank you for your continued trust and support — by working together, we can and will ensure every Kansas City Public Schools is a safe place to learn and work.

Emergency Phone Numbers: 911