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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.

Curbside Pick-Up for School Meals

The Kansas City Public Schools Department of Child Nutrition Services is launching a curbside pick-up service for student meals starting on Monday, Dec. 14 and continuing through our upcoming Winter Break.

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.

KCPS Honors Life and Legacy of Coach Jack Bush

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Central High School boys basketball coach Jack Bush, back row-center, poses with his 1978 squad.

Central High School boys basketball coach Jack Bush, third from left in the back row, poses with his 1978 squad.

Legendary basketball coach and public educator Jack Bush, who worked for 49 years in Kansas City Public Schools, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20.

Coach Bush graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944. He started coaching track at R.T. Coles Vocational School in 1952 and later coached at Manual High School. Bush then transferred to Central High School in 1968 and spent the next 33 years leading the Blue Eagles boys basketball squad. According to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – where he was inducted in 2003 – he won 799 games and led the team to a dozen final four appearances in the state tournament. Central High School won the state title in 1979. He retired from KCPS in 2001.

Coach Bush earned the title as the “Dean of High School Basketball.” He was respected for his leadership and mentorship on and off the court. In 2017, the court at Central High School was renamed in his honor.

Team KCPS expresses its condolences to Coach Bush’s loved ones, celebrates his amazing life and dedicates itself to continuing his legacy in all of our schools.

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