KCKPS Welcome Center

Notice: Starting October 15, the Welcome Center's operating hours will be from 8 - 11:30 a.m.

The Welcome Center is a one-stop location to enroll first-time students, as well as those students who have left and are now returning to the school district.  While at the Welcome Center you will:

  • Learn about the district
  • Complete necessary paperwork
  • Receive school bus and transportation information
  • Drop-off immunization forms
  • Complete lunch applications and special dietary forms and much more!

Staff will be onsite to assist with translation, if needed. Please note:

  • If your student(s) are returning to the school district, click the re-enrollment button to enroll online.
  • If your student(s) are attending kindergarten, please enroll during Kindergarten Roundup. Click K Roundup for details.
  • If your student(s) are accepted to attend Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, you will attend the Orientation and Enrollment at the school site. Click Sumner Academy Enrollment for details about criteria to attend the school.

Welcome Center Central Office & Training Center 2010 N.59th Street Kansas City, Kansas 66104 Monday through Friday 8 to 11:30 a.m. (Closed July 31, Aug. 1 – 3 and whenever school is not in session.) 913.551.3200

Welcome Center

Central Office & Training Center
2010 N.59th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66104
Monday through Friday
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

P3 Tips App

A free resource is available for students and community members to help maintain our safe school environments.

The P3 Tips app is FREE and can be used to report online safety-related information, such as the whereabouts of missing persons, bullying, and suspicious activities, etc. The tips are anonymous and can be accompanied by uploading videos and photos.   There is also the ability to review and update submitted tips. All anonymous tips are sent directly to the TIPS hotline.

The P3 Tips app is easy to use. Here’s how to get started:

  • Download P3 Tips app from App Store or Google Play
  • Create a numeric passcode – a minimum of four digits is required. This can be used to access future reports in this app.
  • Select a location
    • United States
  • Select a State
    • Kansas City, Kansas (Select this option.)
  • Select an Organization

Students can report tips at their high school by selecting their school’s organization from the list. If a student’s school is not listed under the list of organizational choices, they can report tips by selecting the USD 500 District or Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers organization on the list. 

  • Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers
  • Harmon Hawks
  • Schlagle Stallions
  • Sumner Academy Sabres
  • Washington Wildcats
  • Wyandotte Bulldogs
  • USD 500 District
    • Report the tip
    • Submit the tip

After the tip is submitted, the information will be reviewed by law enforcement for appropriate action.

For more information about the P3 Tips app, please contact Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department at 913-627-4111.

Recognition Links

  • Employee Recognition

  • Employee of the Month Nomination Form
  • award

    For more than a century, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has served the educational needs of students in the community. The district has produced thousands of graduates who have advanced to successful careers, and have become active and productive citizens and leaders in their communities and throughout the nation. They are scientists, doctors, attorneys, political leaders, professional athletes and entrepreneurs. They are advocates, innovators and role models for children of all ages.

    KCKPS graduates are making a difference in the world every day. And many of them still have roots in their home community through family and friends, and through programs and initiatives they choose to support. They are proud to call KCK home.

    Reasons to Believe Nomination Form

  • Student Recognition


    The Student Recognition Program is designed to recognize students for their exemplary academic efforts, community service, citizenship, athletics, volunteer service, etc. If students are nominated for a reason besides academics, they should have demonstrated at least average academic effort, good school attendance and good discipline.

    Student of the Month Nomination Form

  • As we strive to become one of the top 10 school districts in the nation, our aim is to provide 5-Star Service to our internal and external patrons. We judge our service based on our district values:

    • Be a Learner
    • Bring Out the Best in People
    • Be Responsible
    • Do the Right Thing
    • Achieve Results that Matter

    Across the district, there are individuals, buildings and departments that go above and beyond the call of duty, and consistently provide exemplary service to staff and patrons. Please use this form to nominate someone whom you believe should be recognized with the 5-Star Service Award.

    Five Star Service Award Nomination Form


Community Survey

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools recently conducted a facilities study, which details more than $500 million in deferred maintenance needs. The district has been working with members of the community to determine the best way to move forward with addressing these needs. In order to move forward, community input is needed. Please take ten minutes to give us your input, by taking the short survey below. Your responses will be anonymous, and will greatly assist the district in providing for the educational needs of the 22,000 students served in KCKPS. Thanks!





Legislative Information

Legislative Goals for 2019

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our Legislative Goals.

Kansas Legislative Goals 

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has a goal of graduating each student prepared for college and careers in a global society. This legislative platform seeks to ensure that the Kansas Legislature works to provide the conditions necessary for all students in KCKPS (and across the state of Kansas) to be successful. To accomplish this, the district asks the Legislature to:

  1. Provide a fair and equitable school funding formula that meets the constitutional test for adequacy, and is distributed in an equitable manner, by:
    1. Continuing to fund years 2 thru 5 of the multi year plan approved last session and fund the additional inflationary cost for years 2 thru 5 identified by the Kansas Supreme Court in its June 2018 ruling in order to make the school finance formula constitutionally adequate. We believe the additional inflationary amount placed on the base will provide KCKPS and all Kansas school districts with the resources necessary to prepare students for college and careers in a global society.
    2. Ensuring that school funding in Kansas continues to be directly related to what it actually costs to educate specific students, so that districts can continue to receive the funds they need to serve the students they serve. This includes advocating that at-risk funding continues to be based on family income.
    3. Ensuring that any increase in the Local Option Budget is equalized at 100% without proration thereby reducing pressure on the local property tax.
    4. Ensuring all students begin school ready to learn by providing additional funding for early childhood education.
    5. Revisiting legislation passed in the 2017 Legislative Session, which restricts the opportunity of local districts to support a bond project, through the imposition of an arbitrary and outdated funding cap. It is critical that the success or failure of bond elections in other districts not impact the opportunity of districts to exercise local control and ownership.
  2. Oppose any attempt to weaken the support for or functioning of public schools in Kansas through:
    1. An attempt to change Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution, to remove the requirement that “The legislature shall make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.”
    2. The use of public dollars and tax credits to fund private schools while supporting the requirement that any school that receives public funds must meet state and federal accountability standards and provide programs/services required of public schools).
    3. Any attempt to alter the constitutional requirement that public schools be operated by locally elected boards of education. 
  3. Ensure that any response to a future fiscal crisis does not negatively affect the solvency of the KPERS system.
  4. Resist all attempts to take established revenues away from local governments in order to balance the state budget. Specifically, changes in state tax policy should not occur at the expense of local governments by shifting responsibilities and fiscal obligations from the state to cities and counties, K-12 education or higher education. This includes opposing any mandated state-wide health insurance or purchasing programs that eliminate local control and ability to manage costs.
  5. Support the continuation of non-partisan school board elections.


To keep our parents, students, staff, and patrons informed of issues regarding school finance, we have created this Legislative Information page.  It is important that we, as a community, continue to educate ourselves about the issues involved in funding education locally and statewide to ensure the best futures for our students.

Wyandotte County Legislators:

Click on the legislator's name to open his/her webpage at www.kslegislature.org.

Dist. Title Name Address Phone (913)
4 Senator David Haley 936 Cleveland Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
5 Senator Pat Pettey 5316 Lakewood St.
Kansas City, KS 66106
6 Senator Steve Fitzgerald 3100 Tonganoxie Rd.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
37 Repre. Stan Frownfelter 4527 Gibbs Road
Kansas City, KS 66106
31 Repre. Louis Ruiz 2914 W. 46th Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66103
33 Repre. Tom Burroughs 3131 S. 73rd Ter.
Kansas City, KS 66106
34 Repre. Valdenia Winn PO Box 12327
Kansas City, KS 66112
35 Repre. Broderick Henderson 2710 North 8th St.
Kansas City, KS 66101
36 Repre. Kathy Wolfe Moore 3209 North 131st St.
Kansas City, KS 66109
32 Repre. Pam Curtis 322 N. 16th St.
Kansas City, KS 66102
39 Repre. Charles Macheers 21704 W. 57th Terr.
Shawnee, KS 66218

A complete list of legislators for the state of Kansas is available at www.kslegislature.org