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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

Students in Transition

New Students in Transition Booklet

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.

 

Applications are being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click the Apply Here button to download our application. Once you've completed your application, please send it to homelessservices@kcpublicschools.org.

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?

Would you like to make a monetary donation that will directly impact our families?
Additional Information about Community Donations

 


 

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
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Kansas & Missouri Homeless Liaisons

Transportation Request - Agency & Shelter Use ONLY

Programa Personas Sin Hogar

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