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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Non-Discrimination Policy

To review the District’s policies relating to Non-Discrimination and Harassment as well as investigation of allegations, please review the following Administrative Policies.


The Kansas City 33 School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor prohibited by law in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries from students, parents, and members of the public regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator
General Counsel
2901 Troost Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
Telephone: (816) 418-7610
Facsimile: (816) 418-7411

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries from employees regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Director of Employee/Labor Relations
Human Resources & Support Services
2901 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
Telephone: (816) 418-7088

Facsimile: (816) 418-7083
KCPS strives to provide all of its students, employees and members of the public with an environment that is free of prohibited discrimination or harassment. Accordingly, it is District policy to prohibit discrimination or harassment against any student, employee or applicant for employment on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor prohibited by law. In addition, the District will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on any such basis by employees or any other persons who interact in the workplace, school environment or District-sponsored activities. Students are also prohibited from engaging in discrimination or harassment as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. Discrimination or harassment on these bases is strictly prohibited on school property, in school transportation, in all academic programs and extracurricular activities and at school-sponsored events and activities, regardless of whether or not the event takes place on District property.

The District takes these matters very seriously. Employees engaging in such acts will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. Students will be subject to discipline as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Regarding other persons, the District will take action appropriate and necessary to prevent recurrence, which may include banning such persons from District property.

If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, please contact the Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Coordinator, the Director of Employee/Labor Relations, or a District administrator immediately.

No Retaliation

It is strictly against District policy to retaliate against anyone who reports or assists in making a complaint of prohibited harassment or discrimination and/or who cooperates in any harassment or discrimination investigation. Prohibited retaliation may include, but is not limited to, withholding pay increases, poor evaluations, onerous work assignments, demotion, discipline or dismissal. Irrespective of whether there is merit to the initial complaint of harassment or discrimination, retaliation is viewed as a major offense and will result in discipline up to and including termination in the case of employees.