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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.

Finance & Benefits Services

The Office of Finance and Benefits Services is part of the Department of Business and Finance and is responsible for fixed assets, accounting, treasury, accounts payable along with benefits and wellness.

Fixed Assets: Coordinates the annual audit of all district fixed asset property located in every district facility. They are responsible to ensure all new property is tagged and entered into the district’s fixed asset database. They coordinate the disposal and sale of surplus property using GovDeals and local vendors. This group prepares the fixed asset financial reporting required to produce the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Accounting: Responsible to coordinate audits, prepare the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Annual Secretary of the Board Report, prepare, process and post journal vouchers, close the accounting periods, Accounts Receivable, and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. We help ensure the District provides annual reporting in compliance with Federal and Missouri reporting requirements.

Treasury: Responsible for maintaining direct deposit information to employees. Distributes W-2's in January each year and process requests for W-2 reprints for prior years ($5 charge each). Receives all incoming monies to KCPS. The treasury window is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Responsible for cash management of District monies in compliance with all applicable State and Federal rules and regulations.

Accounts Payable: Responsible for the disbursal of vendor payments and employee reimbursements, receiving all incoming invoices, working with schools and departments to get approval to pay. Checks and electronic payments are issued on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. For more information and forms visit the Accounts Payable webpage.

Benefits & Wellness: KCPS is committed to providing high quality, affordable benefits options to support your health and wellbeing. See Benefits section.


Elaine Morgan
Director of Finance & Benefits
Phone: (816)418-7839

Brenda Lawless
AP & Treasury Manager
Phone: (816) 418-7922

Sara Carlson
AP Specialist
Phone: (816) 418-7930

Angela McIntosh
Finance Manager
Phone: (816) 418-7045

Terrie Gilroy
Staff Accountant
Phone: (816) 418-7284

Ken Abramo
Fixed Assets Manager
Phone: (816) 418-7282

Anthony Tinsley
Fixed Assets Technician
Phone: (816) 418-7318

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