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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.

Special Education

Kansas City Public Schools ensures a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students eligible for special education or Section 504.

Students must qualify in one of Missouri’s thirteen eligibility categories to be eligible for special education. Once eligible, an individual education plan (IEP) is developed by the IEP team. Students receive IEP services from highly qualified teachers and related services staff.

Students with documented medical concerns may be eligible under Section 504 for appropriate modifications and/or accommodations in the general education setting.

Parent who suspect their child may have a disability or may qualify for a Section 504 Plan should contact the special education department at 816-418-8941 or any KCPS staff member at their child’s school.

Vision

Kansas City Public Schools envisions its schools as places where every student will develop a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue higher education, obtain family-supporting employment, contribute to the civic well-being of the community, and have the opportunity for a rewarding and fulfilling life.

Child Find

It is the policy of the state of Missouri that all students with disabilities, residing in the state, and who need special education and/or related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

Special Education Services

A comprehensive range of services is offered by Kansas City Public School District that assist special education students in reaching their potential within the least restrictive environment.

Department of Special Education Offices

Reach Out

Department of Special Education
(816) 418-8941

Dr. Karla Arnold, Director of Special Education
Phone: (816) 418-5239
Email: karnold1@kcpublicschools.org

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