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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.

Bell Times

Tier 1 (7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.)

Central High School

East High

Lincoln College Prep Academy

Lincoln Middle School

Northeast High

Paseo Academy

Southeast High School

☨ All bell times are subject to change.

Kids singing in choir

Tier 2 (8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.)

Border Star Montessori

Central Middle

Garfield Elementary

Gladstone Elementary

Hartman Elementary

Holliday Montessori

King Elementary

James Elementary

Longfellow Elementary

Northeast Middle

Pitcher Elementary

Primitivo Garcia Elementary

Trailwoods Elementary

Troost Elementary

Whittier Elementary

☨ All bell times are subject to change.

Tier 3 (9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

African-Centered College Prep Lower

Banneker Elementary

Carver Elementary

Hale Cook Elementary

Faxon Elementary

Foreign Language Academy

Rogers Elementary

Melcher Elementary

Phillis Wheatley Elementary

Success Academy at Knotts

Wendell Phillips Elementary

☨ All bell times are subject to change.

Other Bell Time Information


Full Day Sessions:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

After Care
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Part Day Sessions:
Monday – Thursday
(Early Childhood Special Education ONLY)

Morning Session
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Morning Session
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Morning Session
7:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Afternoon Session
11:25 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.


Tier 1
7:20 - 10:50 a.m.

Tier 2
8:20 - 11:50 a.m.

Tier 3
9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Success Academy At Anderson
7:30 to 11:10 a.m.

Missouri Option
No Afternoon Session

☨ All bell times are subject to change.