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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.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

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.

Accountability

This division encompasses the following departments and offices: 

  • Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment provides data analyses, evaluations, and other services to facilitate the monitoring of progress towards accomplishing the Strategic Plan vision, purpose, and core values.
    • Office of Research & Accountability
    • Office of Assessment
    • Office of Dropout Prevention & Attendance
  • Department of Planning and Real Estate leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of planning initiatives and oversees the reuse/redevelopment of surplus property. 
  • Department of Admissions admits and maintains the records of eligible students and families in Kansas City Public Schools
    • Office of Enrollment
    • Office of Student Records

Additional information and resources can be found in each section below. 

Departments and Offices

Board of Education

Department Contacts 

David Rand – Executive Research, Enrollment, & Accountability Officer 

Research, Assessment & Accountability  

Jerome Williams – Research and Accountability Manager
  • Tami Knight – Core Data Analyst
  • Aaron Butler – Coordinator of Assessment & Compliance
  • Rick Bishop – Research and Evaluation Data Analyst & Project Manager
  • Jess McCarthy – Research and Assessment Coordinator

Planning & Real Estate 

Shannon Jaax – Director of Planning & Real Estate Services 
  • Jesse Lange – Senior Planner
  • Mandy Slaughter – Data Analyst

Dropout Prevention & Attendance 

Major Stevie Brooks – Dropout Prevention Coordinator
  • Jamie Collins - Residency Investigator
  • Rosalinda Aviles - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Ahmen Hussein - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Jahna Payton - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Joseph Perry - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Jamil Snowden - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Larry Jones - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Jennifer Foster - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Tom Sullivan – Enrollment Data Analyst and Lead Registrar

Admissions  

  • Janill Jones – Admissions Specialist 
  • Lisa Harden – Admissions Representative
  • Martha Yanez – Bilingual Admissions Representative
  • Shyla Lewis – Student Records Custodian