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Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited and enrolling families for the 2022-23 school year. Stop by the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., to speak with an enrollment specialist today!

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As Chief of Staff, Ms. Holliday-Scott’s work will focus on facilitating and overseeing the transition team, assessing and reviewing internal district processes, participating in the Blueprint 2030 process and collaborating with executive team members.

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Dr. Davis was named Interim Deputy Superintendent and Chief Equity Officer in July 2022. His departmental oversight includes School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support, Research and Accountability, and Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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This fall, KCPS middle and high schoolers will be joining students across the globe for the 2022 Space Grand Challenge. KCPS is recruiting teachers and cybersecurity industry professionals as coaches.

Repurposing

Repurposing School Site Status

What's New?

KCPS SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR FIVE SURPLUS SCHOOL SITES

Block Real Estate Services is currently marketing five (5) closed school sites on behalf of KCPS.  Proposals for King/Weeks and Scarritt are due in September 2022. Proposals for Askew, Meservey and Pershing will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scroll down to the building thumbnails below to find out more information about each of the sites.

For proposal requirements, check out our Offering Guidelines.

GREENWOOD SCHOOL SENIOR APARTMENTS 

KCPS sold the former Greenwood site to Missouri Housing Partners (MHP) on July 28, 2022 for redevelopment of a mixed-income senior residential development. As part of the sale, KCPS, MHP and the South Round Top Neighborhood Association (SRTNA) entered into a Benefits Agreement which includes seed funding for neighborhood projects and minor home repair, as well as, SRTNA access to meeting space within the building.

For more information about the project, go HERE.

2nd REUSE PROPOSAL PRESENTATION FOR FORMER KCNA/WENDELL PHILLIPS SCHOOL SITE

Urban Neighborhood Initiative’s (UNI) has submitted a proposal to purchase the former Wendell Phillips/KCNA School site, 2433 Vine Street, and convert the building into the Wendell Phillips Accelerator, a multi-use, multi-tenant facility. UNI has presented information about its proposal at two meetings:

4/18/22 presentation can be viewed HERE

5/23/22 presentation can be viewed HERE.

Please share your feedback on UNI’s proposal via a short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCNASchool

 

About Repurposing

The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), through its Repurposing Initiative, is taking an innovative and comprehensive approach to promoting the reuse/ redevelopment of 30 of its closed school sites. The Repurposing Initiative, which began as a yearlong community engagement and planning process to develop community-driven reuse strategies, has transitioned from planning into action. Guided by the community feedback and technical reuse assessments outlined in the reuse strategies, the KCPS is in the process of soliciting proposals and promoting opportunities to reposition these school sites so that they once again serve as valuable assets for the Kansas City community.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to be informed of upcoming meetings, please contact us at repurposing@kcpublicschools.org.

Interested in acquiring a closed school site?

KCPS is currently accepting proposals/offers for several closed school sites (see below) through Block Real Estate Services. All proposals/offers will be evaluated based on project feasibility, qualifications/track record, and consistency with community goals. Click here for proposal/offer requirements.

If you are interested in one of the district's Repurposing sites, please contact Aaron Mesmer (amesmer@blockllc.com) or Christel Highland (chighland@blockllc.com) at Block Real Estate Services at (816) 756-1400 or contact the Repurposing office at repurposing@kcpublicschools.org or (816) 418-7725.

School Site Info

Askew School

Contact Us

Shannon Jaax, AICP - Consultant
Jesse Lange - Senior Planner
2901 Troost Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-7725
(816) 418-7750(fax)
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