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Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Graduation Recognition Incentive Program

The purpose of the Graduation Recognition Incentive Program (G.R.I.P.) program is to encourage seniors to stay on track to graduation by successfully completing 24 credits in good academic standing, increase their attendance rate and graduate on time. G.R.I.P.’s primary goals are to improve graduation and attendance rates in the district and reduce the dropout rate by offering incentives to students. This program is a win-win situation for KCPS students and their schools.

Seniors would enjoy incentives that pays for a substantial chunk of graduation cost. The G.R.I.P. program would award up to $150 to qualified seniors to help defray the cost of graduation fees, cap & gown, senior dues, senior sweats set, prom ticket and other school activities.

Guidelines

  • All KCPS seniors are eligible to participate in the G.R.I.P. Student incentive packages. Students who have already purchased any of items eligible under the incentive package will be reimbursed.
  • To earn one of the three student level incentive packages, students must meet attendance as well as graduation requirement goals.
  • The attendance requirement will be determined by the Proportional Attendance Rate (PAR) guidelines as established by DESE
    • The program begins on the first day of school or the first day the student enrolled into our school.
    • All absences, both excused and unexcused, from that day forward until the end of the school year will be counted for the G.R.I.P. Incentive

 

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