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A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Student artwork from the Lincoln Middle School exhibition

Students in Harold Smith's art class hosted an art exhibit at Lincoln Middle School last week, drawing on works in "Testimony: African American Artists Collective."

The student showcase, called "Our Testimony," explores the emotions, memories and values of the Lincoln Middle School artists, said eighth grader Gabriella Morris.

Watch the Blueprint 2030 video on YouTube.

If you were unable to participate in a Blueprint 2030 community conversation in October, there's still time to take the priority survey. From here, we’ll keep you updated on more dates and details around future opportunities for feedback this winter and into the spring.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11. As we have throughout the pandemic, KCPS is working with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the the Kansas City Health Department to get our families the most accurate COVID-19 information

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) 418-2052.

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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