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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Students in Transition

Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 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.

 

If yes to any of these 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

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Kansas & Missouri Homeless Liaisons

Transportation Request 

Programa Personas Sin Hogar