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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.

KCPS to Rollout Staff Vaccinations In Lead-Up to Return to In-Person Learning

Raymond Weikal

Kansas City Public Schools shared the following message with all families on Thursday, Jan. 14:

Greetings, KCPS families! 

We’re eager to share some important updates about the COVID-19 vaccine and our plans to bring students back into our school buildings for in-person learning this spring. 

Truman Medical Center is partnering with KCPS to administer the new COVID-19 vaccine for KCPS employees. Public health officials have placed a high priority on getting educators and school district staff vaccinated in order to accelerate a return to normal for schools. We will be gathering input from our employees and developing a vaccine schedule for any employee who wants to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is currently scheduled to be administered to our employees in February. 

Every staff member will be given the opportunity to receive the vaccine, which will put us in a position to welcome students back into our school buildings for in-person learning in March. From the very beginning of this pandemic, our policy has been to make decisions based on science and data. We will continue to follow that policy. That means doing everything possible to maximize the health and wellness of students, families, staff and visitors as we return to in-person teaching and learning. 

We will provide more details and specific dates for our return to school buildings as we complete our employee vaccination plans. Updates are posted regularly on our website at We hope our consistent and thoughtful approach to the pandemic thus far has provided a sense of comfort and predictability for you, even in uncertain times. Thank you for remaining our partners during this year. We appreciate you and look forward to our next phase of learning together.

Versión en español

¡Saludos familias de KCPS!

Estamos ansiosos por compartir algunas actualizaciones importantes sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19 y nuestros planes para traer a los estudiantes de regreso a nuestros edificios escolares para el aprendizaje en persona esta primavera.

Truman Medical Center se está asociando con KCPS para administrar la nueva vacuna contra el COVID-19 para los empleados de KCPS. Los funcionarios de salud pública han otorgado una alta prioridad a que los educadores y el personal del distrito escolar se vacunen para acelerar el regreso a la normalidad en las escuelas. Recopilaremos opiniones de nuestros empleados y desarrollaremos un calendario de vacunación para cualquier empleado que desee recibir la vacuna. Actualmente, la vacuna está programada para ser administrada a nuestros empleados en febrero.

A cada miembro del personal se le dará la oportunidad de recibir la vacuna, lo que nos pondrá en condiciones de dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes a nuestros edificios escolares para el aprendizaje en persona en marzo. Desde el comienzo de esta pandemia, nuestra política ha sido tomar decisiones basadas en la ciencia y los datos. Continuaremos siguiendo esa política. Eso significa hacer todo lo posible para maximizar la salud y el bienestar de los estudiantes, las familias, el personal y los visitantes a medida que regresamos a la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en persona.

Proporcionaremos más detalles y fechas específicas para nuestro regreso a los edificios escolares a medida que completemos nuestros planes de vacunación para empleados. Las actualizaciones se publican regularmente en nuestro sitio web en Esperamos que nuestro enfoque coherente y reflexivo de la pandemia hasta ahora le haya brindado una sensación de comodidad y previsibilidad, incluso en tiempos de incertidumbre. Gracias por seguir siendo nuestros socios durante este año. Le agradecemos y esperamos con ansias nuestra próxima fase de aprendizaje juntos.

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