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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.

Purchasing

The Office of Purchasing is part of the Department of Business and Finance and is our mission is to provide superior service by adding value and improvement on behalf of the Kansas City Public Schools. The Office of Purchasing strives to become an acknowledged leader throughout Kansas City Public Schools and the surrounding community; recognized for innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective approaches to meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations.

Kansas City Public Schools publishes all bid opportunities locally through publications and online. To find more information concerning bids, please see the page called "Bid Advertisement" and view all of the bids. If you wish to register for bid notifications, please see our electronic procurement system by the page called " Online Bidding System".

The Office of Purchasing accepts all bid responses for Kansas City Public Schools per the bid specifications.

All questions concerning specific bid opportunities should be addressed via email to bidquestions@kcpublicschools.org.

Board of Education

Supplier Diversity

KCPS's objective and responsibility is to ensure that Minority (MBE), Women (WBE), Veteran (VBE), Disabled (DBE), Disabled-Veteran (DVBE), Hub Zone, and Small (8(a)) Business Enterprise firms have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate and compete for KCPS purchases and contracts.  We influence the depth and diversity of the vendor pool by promoting fair and open access for District business opportunities. Such efforts strengthen the District’s economic vitality and assist in getting the best price and value for the District.

Want to tell us about your Diverse Company? Register as a Diverse firm with KCPS by filling out the following form:
Supplier Diversity Registry

If you have any questions about Supplier Diversity, Forms and/or Procedures process please contact supplierdiversity@kcpublicschools.org