School Board meeting for August 12, 2020. Executive session starts at 4:30 and policy workshop starts at 6:30. The public can watch this meeting live on the KCPS Live page or by Zoom meeting https://bit.ly/KCPS8-12BoardMeeting or by phone (816) 418-1000.
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.
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.
Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell and the Board of Directors (School Board) have issued the following joint statement in response to the tragic killings of George Floyd and too many other black Americans.
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.