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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.

Language Services & Cultural Equity

The Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity provides leadership, resources and opportunities for linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs) and their families.  Our Department operationalizes the KCPS Strategic Plan and the KCPS Board Equity Policy through the programs and services provided by the two department offices: the Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support. 

Vision 

The Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity prepares global citizens and expands opportunities for all KCPS students to become bilingual and biliterate.

Additionally, the Department: 

  • Develops student leaders through culturally and linguistically responsive instruction paired with culturally relevant family and community engagement.
  • Provides all English Language Learners with a high quality, academic education that prepares them to be lifelong learners.
  • Fosters multilingual communication and collaboration between staff, students, and families within the KCPS system and community.

Offices

Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 
Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support 

Board of Education

Allyson Hile, Director of Language Services and Cultural Equity
(816) 418-5287 office
(816)582-0673 cell
ahile@kcpublicschools.org
Northeast Middle School
4904 Independence Ave., Room 103
Kansas City, MO 64124