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Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

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.

Special Education

Kansas City Public Schools ensures a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students eligible for special education or Section 504.

Students must qualify in one of Missouri’s thirteen eligibility categories to be eligible for special education. Once eligible, an individual education plan (IEP) is developed by the IEP team. Students receive IEP services from highly qualified teachers and related services staff.

Students with documented medical concerns may be eligible under Section 504 for appropriate modifications and/or accommodations in the general education setting.

Parent who suspect their child may have a disability or may qualify for a Section 504 Plan should contact the special education department at 816-418-8941 or any KCPS staff member at their child’s school.

Vision

Kansas City Public Schools envisions its schools as places where every student will develop a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue higher education, obtain family-supporting employment, contribute to the civic well-being of the community, and have the opportunity for a rewarding and fulfilling life.

Child Find

It is the policy of the state of Missouri that all students with disabilities, residing in the state, and who need special education and/or related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

Special Education Services

A comprehensive range of services is offered by Kansas City Public School District that assist special education students in reaching their potential within the least restrictive environment.

Department of Special Education Offices

Reach Out

Department of Special Education
(816) 418-8941

Sheryl Malloy, Director of Special Education
Phone: (816) 418-5238
Email: smalloy@kcpublicschools.org

Brigetta Buck, Assistant Director of Special Education
Phone: (816) 418-5219
bbuck@kcpublicschools.org

Board of Education