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John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Students in Transition

Student in Transition Families - Don't forget to contact our office to recertify and update your information!

The purpose of this report is to educate community stakeholders about student homelessness in Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) and the work of the district's Office of Students in Transition (SIT). SIT is responsible for identifying homeless students under the McKinney-Vento Act (MKV) and facilitating their enrollment and education in pre-K through grade 12.

Learn more about SIT by clicking on the booklet image.


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New KCPS Student Returning KCPS Students

Participants of this program need to remember to recertify by contacting our office. Please call (816) 418-8640 or send us an email at homelessservices@kcpublicschools.org.


If yes to any of the below questions, start a referral.

Are you sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason?

Are you currently residing in a shelter, motel, hotel, in a car, or at a campsite because your home has been damaged or because of economic reasons?

Are you currently living in or participating with a community based temporary housing arrangement?

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Educational Rights of Homeless Students

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
  • Attend either their school of origin or their local school
  • Receive associated transportation services
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if missing documents normally required for enrollment due to homelessness, such as: birth certificate, proof of residence, school records, immunization (shots) or medical records
  • Have immediate access to free lunch (without filling out forms)
  • Engage in all the same programs and services that are available to all other students

 

Who Qualifies for Services?

 

Homeless children are those who lack a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who are:

  • Temporarily “doubled-up” with relatives or friends due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar issue
  • Living in motels, hotels, or campgrounds
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Runaway youth, as well as youth not residing with their legal guardian
  • Living in housing without heat, lights, or water

 

Services and Supports

 

Homeless children may require the following: 

  • School Transportation
  • School supplies and backpacks
  • Uniforms for school
  • School Activity and Field Trip Fees
  • Before and after school tutoring
  • Case Management 
  • Resource Referrals 

Contact

Office of Students in Transition

Manual Career Technical Center 

1215 E Truman Rd. Suite 358
Kansas City, Missouri 64106 

Phone: (816) 418-8640

Fax: (816) 418-8685

Email

Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For transportation billing, please email here.

If you have questions concerning transportation, please contact the Transportation Department at (816) 418-8825.

Students in Transition Overview

Parent School Calendar

KCPS New Student Enrollment Application

KCPS NUEVO ESTUDIANTE SOLICITUD DE
INSCRIPCIÓN

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Kansas & Missouri Homeless Liaisons

Transportation Request - Agency & Shelter Use ONLY

Programa Personas Sin Hogar

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