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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!

Communications

The Communications Department strives to deliver important messages to those we serve in KCPS and the general public. This is accomplished by producing several forms of original marketing, news and strategic communications content. The department provides communications services to all KCPS employees.

Communications Departments & Offices:

  • Department of Internal Communications
  • Office of Web and Digital Communications
  • Office of Multimedia Communications
  • Office Customer Service
  • Department of Public Relations & Marketing
  • Office of Marketing and Advertising
  • Department of Strategic Communications

Responsibilities of the Department of Communications:

  • Calendar Updates
  • Staff, Parent and Student Messaging & Communication
  • Digital Media Services & Training
  • Digital Signage Content Production
  • Web Services
  • School Produced News
  • School Social Media
  • School Event Support
  • Student Town Halls
  • KCPS Rocks
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Intramurals
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • KCPS-TV
  • Customer Service Training
  • Central Office Event Support
"...effective communication requires more than an exchange of information. When done right, communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamworks, and builds trust."
 

Communication Services

Communication Services is committed to providing timely, effective communications that engage our students, parents and employees. The team provides a wide array of services that are found below. 


Internal Communication: Offices, Overviews & Responsibilites

The Department of Internal & Cross-Cultural Communications strives to deliver important messages to KCPS stakeholders.

Internal Communications includes delivering information to KCPS employees, students and parents. This includes employee newsletters, memos, maintaining district calendars, district e-mails distribution and producing other communication materials and documents for KCPS employees, students and parents.

Cross-Cultural Communications provides translation and interpretation services to KCPS stakeholders. This includes business and document translations along with on-site Spanish/English interpretations. The office also provides cross-cultural awareness and competency training to staff members.


PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING: Offices, Overviews & Responsibilities

The Department of Public Relations & Marketing disseminates messages about Kansas City Public Schools to interested members of the community. The office of uses news releases, press conferences, speaking engagements and social media to engage our community.


STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH: Overview & Responsibilities

The Department of Strategic Communications and Outreach is focused on the development of key messaging, policies and tactics to achieve district goals and objectives. We focus on relationship-building with key elected officials, community leaders and members of the media. The office helps KCPS families and employees understand how local, regional and national policies directly affect students, schools and communities. We are thought partners who provide strategic communications support to KCPS departments and serve as a strategy partner for the Superintendent, the Cabinet and the School Board.

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