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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.

Curbside Pick-Up for School Meals

The Kansas City Public Schools Department of Child Nutrition Services is launching a curbside pick-up service for student meals starting on Monday, Dec. 14 and continuing through our upcoming Winter Break.

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.

Special Education

Kansas City Public Schools offers a free and appropriate public education to all students who have been identified with a disability from ages three through age 21 residing within KCPS boundaries. Kansas City Public Schools envisions its schools as places where every student will develop a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue higher education, obtain family-supporting employment, contribute to the civic well-being of the community, and have the opportunity for a rewarding and fulfilling life.

Students attending private/parochial schools within school district boundaries are also eligible to receive available services.

Disabilities include:

  • specific learning disabilities
  • intellectual disability
  • emotional disturbance
  • speech/language impairment
  • orthopedic impairment
  • visual impairment
  • hearing impairment
  • other health impairment
  • deaf/blind
  • multiple disabilities
  • autism
  • traumatic brain injury and
  • a young child with a developmental delay

The Special Education Department is responsible for the identification of and implementation of services for students with disabilities. Services are administered through the development of Individual Education Plans and 504 Plans with assessment services conducted by district educational diagnosticians.

Related services are also provided to eligible students as determined by the IEP (Individual Education Plan) Team. Services may include but not limited to the following:

  • Speech
  • Occupational and physical therapy services
  • Audiology

Contact the Special Education Department at (816) 418-8941 for additional information.

Locations: Offered to all students

Legal Requirements:

 

Contact Information:
Manual Career and Technical Center
1215 East Truman Road, Room 349
Kansas City, MO 64106
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Phone:(816) 418-8941
Fax: (816) 418-5239

Other Resources:
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):(573) 751-5739 www.dese.mo.gov
Kansas City Regional Office: (816) 889-3400

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