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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.

Health Services

A team of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Clinical Paraprofessionals provide skilled medical care for students within the Kansas City Public Schools. Our goal is to promote the health and safety of students by providing the health services and knowledge necessary to enable children to be productive learners. By maintaining, improving and promoting health and safety, students can achieve a quality education. 

School-based medical services include:

  • Medication Administration 
  • Classroom Health Education
  • Partial Health Screenings
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Coordination of transportation for special needs students 

Medicaid Alert

MEMO - Missouri Children Losing Medicaid Coverage

Family Support Division Annual Review Flyer

Immunization Schedule

2019 - 2020 Missouri State Immunization Requirements  

2019 - 2020 Missouri State Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

2019 Missouri Child Care and Preschool Immunization Requirements

2019 Missouri Child Care and Preschool Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

State health regulations dictate that students cannot attend school unless they are properly immunized and can provide satisfactory evidence of immunizations or unless they are exempted.  

  • All KCPS students must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization before enrolling or attending school.
  • For school attendance, children should be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, varicella and hepatitis B.
  • To remain in school, students "in progress" must have an “Immunization In Progress” form (Imm.P.14), which includes the appointment date for needed immunizations, on file and must receive immunizations as soon as they become due. The student is in compliance as long as he/she continues to receive the appropriate immunization(s) at the correct intervals according to the ACIP recommendations.
    • In progress means that a child has begun the vaccine series and has an appointment for the next dose. This appointment must be kept and an updated record provided to the school. If the appointment is not kept, the child is no longer in progress and is noncompliant. (i.e., Hep B vaccine series was started but the child is not yet eligible to receive the next dose in the series.)
    • Religious (Imm.P.11A) and Medical (Imm.P.12) exemptions are allowed. The appropriate exemption card must be on file. Unimmunized children are subject to exclusion from school when outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases occur.

Please note that we will not allow your student to attend the first day of school without documentation of immunizations. We have included multiple locations where your child can receive immunizations.

Kansas City Health Department –Immunizations at no cost

2400 Troost Ave; Kansas City, MO  64108
Walk-in (Free) - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 – 11:30am and 1:00-4:00pm; Thursday 8:00am – 1:00pm (registration closes at 12:30)

Samuel U Rodgers
825 Euclid Ave; Kansas City, MO 64124
Other locations available – call for details; Appointment needed (Cost may be associated with visit)

Swope Health Services
3801 Blue Parkway; Kansas City, MO  64130
Other locations available – call for details; Appointment needed (Cost may be associated with visit)

Kansas City Care Clinic
3515 Broadway; Kansas City, MO 64111
Other locations available – call for details; Appointment needed

Keeping Your Child Healthy

If your child has a fever of 100 or higher, or vomits, he/she may not return until they are fever/vomit free for one full school day without medication.

The safety of our students and staff is a very high priority in Kansas City Public Schools. School is a common place where kids can pick up a cold or flu and spread it around to their classmates. As a district, we are doing our part. School custodial staff clean and sanitize counters, desks, doorknobs, light switches, floors and sinks as part of their daily routine in all of our schools.  

Contact Information

Health Services
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 2901 Troost Ave
Phone: (816) 418-7505

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