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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

The Kansas City Public Schools IT support team is changing their hours of operation for walk-in support to 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at the BOE building, which is located at 2901 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO.

Lincoln Middle Debate Takes Tourney Title

The Lincoln Middle School debate team successfully made the case for being among the best in the region with a first-place finish in the DEBATE Kansas City (DKC) tournament held virtually on Thursday evening, Dec.3.

Students in Transition

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 

Programa Personas Sin Hogar

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