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Bedell at Graduations 2020

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.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

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.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

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.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

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.

By the Numbers

KCPS BY THE NUMBERS

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Staff:

  • More than 2,100 employees
  • 49% of teachers have a master’s degree
  • Starting teacher’s pay is top 3 in Jackson County

School System:

  • 35 schools, centers and programs
  • Annual Budget of $227,685,902
  • Per pupil expenditure: 14,853
  • 5 consecutive years of greater than 15% for Unrestricted Fund Balance (Standard & Poor’s Benchmark)
  • A balanced budget for 6 consecutive years
  • The 12th-largest school district in the state of Missouri
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Students:

  • Student population, PK-12:15,568
  • Demographics: 57% Black; 28% Hispanic; 9% White; 6% Other
  • 100% of students qualify for free meals
  • Graduation rate: 65.3%
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Daily student attendance: 84%
  • 1 out of 5 students’ first/primary language is not English
  • More than 50 languages spoken by students

 

 

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Academic Locations:

  • 4 Neighborhood High Schools
  • 2 Neighborhood Middle schools
  • 18 Neighborhood Elementary Schools
  • 7 Signature Schools
  • 2 Early Learning Schools
  • 2 Alternative Schools
  • 1 Charter School
  • 1 Career/Technical Education Center
  • 1 Alternative Graduation Center
  • 1 Early College Academy
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