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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.

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.

Lincoln Middle Debate Takes Tourney Title

The Lincoln Middle School debate team successfully made the case for being among the best in the region with a first-place finish in the DEBATE Kansas City (DKC) tournament held virtually on Thursday evening, Dec.3.

Student Voices: Why Voter Registration Matters

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Kansas City Public Schools and NAACP Kansas City hosted a voter registration drive-thru event on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Central High School. The goal of the event was to provide a safe and convenient opportunity for KCPS students, family members and community members to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election. During the event, students were asked to respond to the question, "Why is it important for young people to register to vote?"

Riley Pendleton (Senior, Central High School)

We have to vote if we really want to have a voice in what happens. It's important for people to protest, but it's not enough. Voting is the most important thing we can do to make a change. Real change is going to start with the election. You can't vote if you're not registered. So, yes, I want to see all of my friends and classmates who can vote in November, get registered and vote. That is how we have a voice and shape the future.

O'Bon Robinson (Junior, Southeast High School)

If we want to get our voices across and have people hear us, we need to vote. As minority children, we don’t usually get heard. It takes each person to make a change. We all can make a change, but that requires voting. I worry a lot about our future, in general, I see the president doing things aren’t beneficial for our communities. I just want to see someone else who is going to bring better changes for our world as a whole. I want to live in a world where we can focus on the positive instead of all these negatives. I want to focus on making a positive impact on the world. That impact starts with voting.

Wednesday, Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election in Missouri. Visit the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners' website to learn more about how, where and when to register and to vote.

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