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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.

Justice in the Schools

Justice in the Schools (JTS) is a FREE legal service provided to students and families within the Kansas City Public School system. This joint project is made possible through the supportive efforts of the KCPS school district and School Smart KC.

The legal clinic defends families of KCPS students against wrongful evictions to prevent homelessness and keep students in their current school. JTS also helps KCPS families with many other legal issues that negatively affect student attendance. All legal services are free of charge to eligible families within the school district.

Issues We CAN Assist With:

  • Public and Subsidized Housing Issues
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (Eviction Defense)
  • Family Law and Guardianships
  • Domestic Violence Protection
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Healthcare
  • Food stamps, TANF, SSI and Medicaid
  • Consumer Matters (Car loan issues, Bankruptcy, etc.)
  • Denial of Unemployment Benefits

Issues We CAN’T Assist With:

  • Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Criminal Cases, including traffic violations

Please contact us about your potential legal needs by calling (816) 418-2062.

Or, send us a message through the email form below.

Information provided through the webform will be shared directly with Legal Aid and used to assist in reaching you and providing help with your legal issue.

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