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A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Student artwork from the Lincoln Middle School exhibition

Students in Harold Smith's art class hosted an art exhibit at Lincoln Middle School last week, drawing on works in "Testimony: African American Artists Collective."

The student showcase, called "Our Testimony," explores the emotions, memories and values of the Lincoln Middle School artists, said eighth grader Gabriella Morris.

Watch the Blueprint 2030 video on YouTube.

If you were unable to participate in a Blueprint 2030 community conversation in October, there's still time to take the priority survey. From here, we’ll keep you updated on more dates and details around future opportunities for feedback this winter and into the spring.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11. As we have throughout the pandemic, KCPS is working with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the the Kansas City Health Department to get our families the most accurate COVID-19 information

Board Districts as of 2021

The Kansas City Election Board has been designated by statute to serve as the redistricting commission for Kansas City Public Schools. The Board of Commissioners, sitting as the redistricting commission, is responsible to redistrict the Kansas City Public School Board of Directors subdistricts based on the results of the 2020 Census. This meeting went over current maps with population changes presented to gather feedback for development of sample maps.

District Advisory Committee

DAC KCPS District Advisory Committee

Kansas City Public Schools has a District Advisory Committee (DAC) that meets regularly. Meetings prior to the 2020-2021 school year were held in the KCPS District School Board Room at the Board of Education Building (2901 Troost Ave.)

For the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, District Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • November 10, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    KCPS is gearing up for the next DAC meeting of the year from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and everyone is invited to attend. The DAC addresses school issues and concerns, allows you to share ideas and solve problems cooperatively and helps advise the district’s Board of Directors. Our schools can’t do it alone; we need the involvement and support of parents and guardians to succeed.

    The meeting will be in person at the Board of Education and virtual via Zoom with Spanish interpretation available online. At Wednesday’s meeting, you will hear exciting information about mentoring programs and opportunities available to KCPS students, as well as updates on Blueprint 2030, our strategic planning process.

    In person at the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave. (food will be provided)

    Or join us virtually (Spanish interpretation will be available)

  • January 18, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • March 16, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Every school is asked to have a DAC representative, and parents and community members are also welcome to attend. The DAC addresses school issues and concerns and allows parents to network, share ideas and solve problems cooperatively. In addition, the DAC serves in an advisory role to the District’s Board of Education.

Interested in being your school's DAC representative, joining the DAC Executive Board, or your school’s parent organization? Click here to submit your interest form.

Meeting Notes and Presentations

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