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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.

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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.

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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!

Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

To review the District’s policies relating to Non-Discrimination and Harassment as well as investigation of allegations, please review the following Administrative Policies.

AC - PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION
AC1 - DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT: COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
AC2 - DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT: COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
KL - PUBLIC COMPLAINTS/CONCERNS
KLA - CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS REGARDING FEDERAL PROGRAMS

The Kansas City 33 School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor prohibited by law in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries from students, parents, and members of the public regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator
General Counsel
2901 Troost Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
Telephone: (816) 418-7610
Facsimile: (816) 418-7411

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries from employees regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Director of Employee/Labor Relations
Human Resources & Support Services
2901 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
Telephone: (816) 418-7088

Facsimile: (816) 418-7083
 
 
KCPS strives to provide all of its students, employees and members of the public with an environment that is free of prohibited discrimination or harassment. Accordingly, it is District policy to prohibit discrimination or harassment against any student, employee or applicant for employment on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor prohibited by law. In addition, the District will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on any such basis by employees or any other persons who interact in the workplace, school environment or District-sponsored activities. Students are also prohibited from engaging in discrimination or harassment as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. Discrimination or harassment on these bases is strictly prohibited on school property, in school transportation, in all academic programs and extracurricular activities and at school-sponsored events and activities, regardless of whether or not the event takes place on District property.


The District takes these matters very seriously. Employees engaging in such acts will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. Students will be subject to discipline as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Regarding other persons, the District will take action appropriate and necessary to prevent recurrence, which may include banning such persons from District property.

If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, please contact the Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Coordinator, the Director of Employee/Labor Relations, or a District administrator immediately.

 
No Retaliation

It is strictly against District policy to retaliate against anyone who reports or assists in making a complaint of prohibited harassment or discrimination and/or who cooperates in any harassment or discrimination investigation. Prohibited retaliation may include, but is not limited to, withholding pay increases, poor evaluations, onerous work assignments, demotion, discipline or dismissal. Irrespective of whether there is merit to the initial complaint of harassment or discrimination, retaliation is viewed as a major offense and will result in discipline up to and including termination in the case of employees.

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