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KCPS and Partners Providing Free COVID-19 Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

Lincoln Middle Debate Takes Tourney Title

The Lincoln Middle School debate team successfully made the case for being among the best in the region with a first-place finish in the DEBATE Kansas City (DKC) tournament held virtually on Thursday evening, Dec.3.

Early College Academy Info Session

The KCPS Early College Academy is hosting an informational session about the program, eligibility requirements and the submission process. High school sophomores who are interested in this option should plan to attend this virtual meeting with their parents or guardians.

KCPS Hosting Two 'School Board School' Sessions in December

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors (school board) will be hosting two “School Board School” virtual sessions for anyone interested in school board service. These sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Repurposing

Repurposing School Site Status

What's New?

Marlborough School Site, 1300 E. 75th Street

KCPS invites you to attend a virtual meeting to learn about new reuse plan concepts for the Marlborough School Site. Community feedback will be collected and help inform the future reuse of the site. For more information, click HERE.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93729671589?pwd=NVZrZlgxd2dhVjRZdHpYRXFHSXFTQT09
Zoom Meeting ID: 937 2967 1589
Passcode: 601937

Former Wendell Phillips/KCNA School Site, 2433 Vine Street

KCPS and Wendell Phillips Neighborhood Association hosted a meeting on November 16, 2020 to gather neighborhood feedback on the City of Kansas City’s temporary reuse proposal for the former Wendell Phillips/KCNA site. A summary of the proposal can be found HERE. Share Your Feedback on the Reuse Proposal by December 2:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y77WXXY

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

1211McGee

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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