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Brian Wieher is the district’s new Director of Child Nutrition Services. He comes to KCPS with more than 20 years of experience in team leadership, project management, public relations and customer service.

In case of inclement weather over a snow-covered Union Station

With colder weather arriving, we have been planning for the potential of snow/inclement weather days and Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days for the upcoming winter season in KCPS. With this, we wanted to communicate how we will conduct any upcoming snow day plans.

Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources will implement a strategic talent management framework that attracts, develops, supports, and evaluates employees, maximizing personal and organizational performance and facilitating a diverse workforce committed to creating a culture of deliberate excellence.

Vision

KCPS, an employer of choice, will achieve and maintain an engaged and high-performing workforce that is committed to graduating globally competitive students.

Additionally, the Division of Human Resources:

  • Develops and implements a plan for teacher recruitment initiatives
  • Continues a systematic process for the selection of “highly qualified” teachers
  • Hires teachers, support services personnel, and administrative positions
  • Identifies and recruits for administrative positions both internally and externally
  • Provides new hire and benefits orientation to new employees
  • Ensures that all teachers and paraeducators meet certification and applicable requirements
  • Partners with the Office of Professional Development in designing and implementing a professional development model for new and existing teachers
  • Optimizes the use of all technology resources to attract and retain highly qualified teachers and paraeducators
  • Disseminates and communicates appropriate educational background and certification information to principals
  • Provides Equal Employment Opportunity services to employees related to discrimination complaints and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations
  • Responds to employees and retirees regarding inquiries and benefit enrollment information
  • Provides and maintains competitive salaries
  • Analyzes data for tracking purposes, for assignment of staff to schools, and for the appointment of administrators to schools
  • Works together with school administrators to prepare information for the proper allocation of staffing
  • Provides professional development to managers, supervisors, and administrators to increase their knowledge and familiarity with the negotiated agreements and appraisal process

Departments

Board of Education