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KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources will implement a strategic talent management framework that attracts, develops, supports, and evaluates employees, maximizing personal and organizational performance and facilitating a diverse workforce committed to creating a culture of deliberate excellence.

Vision

KCPS, an employer of choice, will achieve and maintain an engaged and high-performing workforce that is committed to graduating globally competitive students.

Additionally, the Division of Human Resources:

  • Develops and implements a plan for teacher recruitment initiatives
  • Continues a systematic process for the selection of “highly qualified” teachers
  • Hires teachers, support services personnel, and administrative positions
  • Identifies and recruits for administrative positions both internally and externally
  • Provides new hire and benefits orientation to new employees
  • Ensures that all teachers and paraeducators meet certification and applicable requirements
  • Partners with the Office of Professional Development in designing and implementing a professional development model for new and existing teachers
  • Optimizes the use of all technology resources to attract and retain highly qualified teachers and paraeducators
  • Disseminates and communicates appropriate educational background and certification information to principals
  • Provides Equal Employment Opportunity services to employees related to discrimination complaints and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations
  • Responds to employees and retirees regarding inquiries and benefit enrollment information
  • Provides and maintains competitive salaries
  • Analyzes data for tracking purposes, for assignment of staff to schools, and for the appointment of administrators to schools
  • Works together with school administrators to prepare information for the proper allocation of staffing
  • Provides professional development to managers, supervisors, and administrators to increase their knowledge and familiarity with the negotiated agreements and appraisal process

Departments

Board of Education