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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

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