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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.

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

Kids singing in choir