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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.

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.

'Back2School Virtual Kickoff' for Families is Sept. 3

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Ray Weikal

Kansas City Public Schools is going to help students and family members get ready for the start of classes by hosting our “Back2School Virtual Kickoff” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3.

This virtual event will include essential, district-level information and updates leading into the start of the new school year. Presenters will include Superintendent Mark Bedell, Deputy Superintendent Marla Sheppard and a number of other KCPS staff members with expertise in academics and student support.

The goal of the Back2School Virtual Kickoff is to relieve any concerns that students and families have about distance or virtual learning and to help ensure that they feel fully equipped to thrive. The program will include the following topics:

  • Distance and virtual learning overview, expectations and differences
  • A preview of a typical day of distance and virtual learning
  • Technology and resources for teaching and learning
  • Student and family supports
  • Family engagement

KCPS students and families can join the Back2School Virtual Kickoff via Zoom at or by calling 301-715-8592 (Zoom ID: 973 8936 3843). The Zoom broadcast of this event will include a Spanish-language translation option. The event can also be viewed online at It will be recorded and made available for viewing at any time on the KCPS-TV YouTube channel.


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