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KCPS School Board Redistricting Process
5/17/2018 UPDATE: The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners voted to winnow down an initial set of six proposed new Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors sub-districts to three draft maps. Those maps can be viewed on the Kansas City Election Board website. Public feedback on these drafts is being sought at engagement meetings this summer.
In April of 2019, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors will be reduced from nine to seven members. This will bring the KCPS School Board in line with state law. The current School Board includes six sub-district members and three at-large. The new Board will be comprised of five members representing sub-districts and two at-large members. To accommodate that change, the sub-district boundaries will be redrawn. This redistricting process will be planned and carried out by consultants hired by the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners.
The Kansas City Election Board's consultants will hold a series of presentations and engagement meetings with the public in order to share proposed new sub-district boundaries and gather feedback in the spring and summer of 2018. The consultants will then make final recommendations and the Election Board is scheduled to approve the new School Board sub-district boundaries by the end of August. All seven School Board seats will be open for the April 2019 municipal elections.
It is very important that KCPS parents and other stakeholders participate in the Election Board's engagement process in order to learn more about the proposed sub-district boundaries and contribute input. The final boundaries will have a significant impact on the composition of the new School Board. Public participation in the redistricting process will help ensure that ALL community members are represented with equity. Be a voice for KCPS kids!
Public Engagement Events
(This will be updated as new events are added.)
- KCPS Board of Directors Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the BOE, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO
- KC Election Board Meeting - 12 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Union Station, Suite 2800, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO
- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts, 4747 Flora Ave., Kansas City, MO
- 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 at Manual Career & Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO
- 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 at the Board of Education Building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO
Visit www.kceb.org for more information about the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners.Watch the Legislative Breakfast Video