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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.

Staff FAQs

(Last Updated 2/16/2020)

Staff Re-entry Handbook KCPS Staff COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures

KCPS is highly concerned about the ongoing health and safety needs of our staff, students, families, and community at large during the COVID-19 pandemic. We value your service to the district. KCPS is constantly reviewing and considering the most up- to- date guidance from the Kansas City Health Department (KCHD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),World Health Organization (WHO), Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) and other local community health partners, as well as local, state, and federal governments as to safe procedures and best practices for reopening school/work sites. Our school Re-entry Plan takes into account guidance from the CDC, KCHD, CMH, city mandates under Mayor Lucas's Emergency Order, and re-entry practices in our area, as well as educational guidance from the Missouri State School Board Association (MSBA) and other trusted educational organizations at local, state, and federal levels.

The information shared in these Staff FAQs is fluid and may be updated to reflect the latest health and safety guidance and recommendations. You are encouraged to check back regularly to the Staff FAQs as information will be frequently updated due to evolving guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic situation. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns regarding the KCPS Re-entry Plan or KCPS’s response to COVID-19 please contact Sara Williams, KCPS HR COVID-19 Coordinator, at or 816-418-7536.

KCPS will begin the school year in a Distance Learning instructional model and also offer a Virtual Learning option. When it is safe for KCPS to move to a Blended or In-Person model, staff will be notified and given ample time to ready themselves for that transition. For all instructional models, the expectation is that staff will work their regularly scheduled work hours.