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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Did You Know? KCPS Students Eat for Free!

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All KCPS students can eat for free at school — there is no need to apply or qualify based on family income. This is because KCPS has community eligibility to participate in the National School Lunch Program.

However, most of our neighboring districts do not have community eligibility. Over the next few weeks, you may see news stories or commercials about needing to apply for free or reduced-price meals as pandemic programs end. You do not need to apply for free or reduced-price meals if your child attends KCPS. We have already qualified as a district, and we are excited to be serving students healthy, nutritious meals at no cost to our families!

Wondering what’s for lunch tomorrow? Download the SchoolCafe app today!