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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

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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