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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.

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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.

Repurposing

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LADD school Redevelopment: Upcoming Public Meetings

Prior to the scheduled sale in March 2022, KCPS is working with LocalCode KC and the Oak Park Neighborhood Association to host several meetings to gather additional feedback from members of the community that will help guide the development of a Benefit Agreement and a Property Use Restriction Agreement. These Agreements are intended to ensure that the redevelopment benefits KCPS stakeholders/Oak Park neighborhood, and is developed in accordance with the proposal that LocalCode KC presented to the neighborhood and to KCPS. Please join us at these upcoming opportunities to share your feedback:

  • Meeting #1: Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. - Oak Park NA Office, 3449 Indiana Avenue
  • Meeting #2 (Virtual): Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. – Via Zoom
    Zoom Meeting ID: 912 8892 4714
    Passcode: 812610
  • Meeting #3: Thursday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. – Via Zoom
  • Meeting #4: Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 12 p.m. – Via Zoom
    Zoom Meeting ID: 917 0964 2418
    Passcode: 947298
    Link: https://zoom.us/j/91709642418?pwd=WGRnMG93NFFJeU82UW12a010MmNJUT09
    Phone: 1 312 626 6799
    Note: The 1/18 meeting has been moved to 100% virtual due to the continued spread of COVID.  If you are unable to attend virtually, but would like to share your feedback, please use the call-in number listed above or contact the repurposing office directly at 816-418-7567.

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TWO MORE SCHOOL SITES NOW UNDER CONTRACT FOR REDEVELOPMENT – LADD & GREENWOOD

On Sep 22, KCPS entered into a sales contract with LocalCodeKC for the redevelopment of the former Ladd School site, 3640 Benton Blvd.  To learn more about LocalCodeKC’s proposal, go HERE.

On Oct 6, 2021, KCPS entered into an Option Agreement for the purchase of the former Greenwood School site, 3711 E. 27th St, with Missouri Housing Partners. To learn more about the reuse proposal for Greenwood, go HERE.

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 Adam Barnard (abarnard@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

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Contact Us

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