Board of Education

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The KCKPS Board of Education (from L-R): Brenda Jones, Board Vice President Wanda Paige, Harold Brown, Maxine Drew, Dr. Stacy Yeager, Janey Humphries, and Board President Dr. Valdenia Winn.


As of February 13, the board meetings will now be available on www.YouTube.com/KCKPSTV.

View the December 11 board meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql0-QJOy7OQ

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, December 11

During the December 11 Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting, the board approved and/or heard reports on the following items:

  • The construction manager at risk for the new Central Kitchen spoke to the board about their process for working with potential construction partners on the project, as well as the school district and the community.

  • The school district accepted an audit of the financial records of the school district from Mize, Houser & Company, PA. The annual audit found no material weakness or concerns for KCKPS. This means that the financial statements were presented in a fair and accurate manner. Click here to read the audit.

  • Human Resources Department continue to make progress in reducing the amount of vacancies at the school district. Recruitment Summary for December 2018:
    • 98.7 % of Certified vacancies filled
    • 5 General Education Teacher vacancies
    • 22 SPED Teacher vacancies
    • 3 current offers extended

Additionally, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library introduced an innovative new app for students and the community to access data, books and other resources. To download the new app, search KCKPL on the App Store and Google Play. 

The board was treated to a special video and presentation on the need for recycling in their school by the members of the Mark Twain Elementary School Student Council. Photo below is of the Mark Twain students and members of the school’s faculty.

Mark Twain Students and Faculty

The meeting can be viewed here.

 

About the Board of Education

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is governed by a seven-member body of citizens elected by the voters of the school district. These seven members are charged with making sure that the school district operates in the best interests of the students and the community. All members serve without pay.

The board of education is the school district's governing body, as set forth in state and federal law. The board is responsible for setting district policy, adopting an annual budget, and approving of general district matters, including personnel, curriculum, facilities, and other district business matters. The board is responsible for hiring the superintendent of schools, and is responsible for overseeing the superintendent's duties and performance.

Board of education meetings are normally held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the third floor Board Room at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street. This year, several Board meetings are scheduled out in schools. The entire board meeting schedule can be found in the right submenu — "Meeting Calendar". Except as otherwise provided by law, all meetings for the conduct of the affairs of and the transaction of business by the Board of Education of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools shall be open to the public.