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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.

Students to Gain Life Skills Thanks to New Partnership with CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Ray Weikal

Kansas City, October 12, 2020:  Kansas City Public Schools and CommunityAmerica Credit Union are teaming up to give students a boost with a new series of life skills seminars.

This four-week series of videos will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Participants will hear from local leaders about the art of confidence, get tips for starting strong in college and their careers, learn about financial literacy, and take away advice for thriving in the workplace.

The life skills seminars are part of the KCPS Real World Learning initiative that is overseen by Crystal Everett.

“Our goal is to prepare our students for life after high school,” Everett said. “We very grateful for CommunityAmerica Credit Union for stepping up to partner with us to provide this opportunity for our students.”

The seminar series is free, but students do need to register by visiting A link to each pre-recorded video will be emailed weekly to participants. As an incentive, students who view all of the seminar videos and complete exit tickets for each one will receive a $25 gift card and be entered to win more prizes from CommunityAmerica.

KCPS and CommunityAmerica are also producing one special episode of this life skills seminar series for parents and guardians. Airing at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17, this episode will feature highlights from the student sessions and remarks from Superintendent Mark Bedell, prominent local attorney Robyn Bedell (Dr. Bedell’s wife), and CommunityAmerica Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ginter.