• South Middle School Steering Committee

    Overview

    The KCPS Master Plan, approved in February 2016, called for the creation of a steering committee to investigate the potential of opening a 3rd middle school that would serve the community south of Brush Creek.

    In order to better understand middle school needs/wants, KCPS began collecting feedback via an on-line survey. More than 1,000 community members took the survey (see results below) and more than 200 parents and community members expressed interest in serving on the steering committee.  

    In January - May 2017, a steering committee (parent and staff representatives from KCPS, charter and private schools, as well as representatives from local community organizations) worked to assess the opportunities/challenges in establishing a neighborhood middle school that serves students who live south of Brush Creek. In June 2017, the committee submitted its analysis and recommendations to the Superintendent/KCPS Board of Directors (see below).  KCPS is currently gathering additional community feedback on the committee recommendations, which will be used to inform staff recommendations/next steps that will presented to the School Board.

      

    Steering Committee Report/Recommendations - Note: Appendix C (meeting presentations) is not included due to file size considerations.  See below for all presentations. 

     

    Minority ReportSeveral members of the steering committee submitted this minority report to the Superintendent & School Board for consideration. It is not an official addendum/appendix of the committee report/recommendations.

     

    If you would like to share your feedback on the steering committee's report/recommendations, please contact us at masterplan@kcpublicschools.org or 816-418-7725 by July 30, 2017. 

     

    Meeting #6 (05/25/17):

    Presentation (Note: includes edits/feedback made by committee during the meeting)

    Meeting Notes

     

    Meeting #5 (04/22/17): 

    Presentation (Note: includes edits/feedback made by committee during the meeting)

    Meeting Notes

     

    Meeting #4 (03/25/17):

    Presentation (Note: includes edits/feedback made by committee during the meeting)

    Draft Memo (Note: includes edits/feedback made by committee during the meeting)

     

    Meeting #3 (03/04/17):

    Presentation

    Meeting Notes

     

    Meeting #2 (02/11/17):

    Presentation

    Meeting Notes

     

    Meeting #1 (01/21/17):

    Presentation

    Survey Result Summary

    Meeting Notes