2018 - 2019 Board Meetings

All regular meetings will begin at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

August

 August 14, 2018

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

 August 28, 2018

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

September

 September 11, 2018

 J. F. Kennedy Elementary SAchool, 2600 N. 72nd St., 8:30 a.m.

 September 25, 2018

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

October

 October 9. 2018

 J. C. Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Road, 8:30 a.m.

 October 23, 2018

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

November

 November 13, 2018

 Central Middle School, 925 Ivandale, 8:30 a.m.

 November 27, 2018

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

December

 December 11, 2018

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

January

 January 8, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

 January 22, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

February

 February 12, 2019

 John Fiske Elementary School, 625 S. Valley, 8:30 a.m.

 February 26, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

March

 March 19, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

April

 April 9, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

April 23, 2019 

Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street 

May

 May 14, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

 May 28, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

June

 June 11, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

 June 25, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

July

 July 16, 2019

 Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street

 

All Board meetings will be held in the Board Room of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, except where noted above.

Pursuant to the provisions of KSA 72-8205, the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 500, Wyandotte County, State of Kansas, will meet at 5:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, effective August 1, 2014, with the following exceptions:

The second meeting in December will be canceled.
The first meeting in March will be canceled.
The second meeting in March will be held on the third Tuesday.
The first meeting in July will be canceled.
The second meeting in July will be held on the third Tuesday.

In the event that the regular meeting date shall fall on an election day, a legal holiday, or on any school holiday established by the Board of Education, the regular meeting shall be held on the following day commencing at the same hour.

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 Unified School District No. 500 shall be open to the public.

Any regular meeting of the Board of Education may be adjusted to another time, date and place.

Special Meetings

The third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. will be designated for special meetings if needed.

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 Unified School District No. 500 shall be open to the public.

Any regular meeting of the Board of Education may be adjusted to another time, date and place. 

Board Agendas and Minutes

2014-2015 Board agendas are posted on BoardDocs.  Click on the Meetings tab and then on the date you wish to view.

Board Agendas and Minutes for 2016-Present

 

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 August 14 board meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWAHqcFGPIo

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, August 14

During the August 14 Board of Education meeting, the board approved the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ 2018-19 budget on Tuesday, August 14. The approved budget has a General Fund of $160.2 million and the supplemental general fund (Local Option Budget) of $51.3 million. A Local Option Budget is money raised through locally approved taxes to go to a local school district where those taxes are collected.

The board unanimously approved the 2018-19 budget, which will cover all of the school district’s costs for this fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2018 and will end on June 30, 2019. The board also voted not to increase the mill levy for the citizens of the community.

Here are highlights of this year’s budget:

  • A 2% raise for District 500 classified staff, including the public library staff. The board also approved aligning and integrating salary schedules, job descriptions and public library policy with the district’s.
  • A 5% increase for health insurance costs was also a factor in the budget. The increase to insurance costs will be about $1.5 million.
  • The addition of 41 social workers to address bettering the lives and conditions of our students. Ten of these positions are being funded by the Mental Health Program Pilot which was part of Kansas Senate Bill 423. The school district will have to prepare for the possibility that the Mental Health Pilot may not be continued in future years. This would mean that the district would need to determine a permanent way of funding 10 social workers and a coordinator positions in the future, approximately $840,000. The $1,890,000 used this year to pay for 31 of the total number of positions is a one-time transfer from the Contingency Fund.
  • The addition of the internal management of a substitute program. The board decided not to renew the school district’s contract with Morgan Hunter for substitute services. The contract with Morgan Hunter expired on June 30, 2018.
  • The expansion of the Fairfax Learning Center to provide for improved educational opportunities for the students served at the building.

Other important budget dates:

  • August 25 – Submit Approved Budget to the County Clerk and Kansas State Department of Education

Click here to view the meeting.

 

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.

Board of Education Members

Click picture for larger view and additional information. Click name for contact form (email).

valdeniawinn Dr. Valdenia Winn
President

term ends January 2020

haroldbrownHarold Eugene Brown

term ends January 2020

maxinedrewMaxine Drew

term ends January 2022

Janey HumphriesJaney Humphries
term ends January     2020 

wandabrowleepaige  Wanda Kay Paige
  Vice President
  term ends January     
  2022

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Brenda C. Jones

term ends January 2020

drstacyyeagerDr. Stacy Yeager

term ends January 2022

If you have questions or comments regarding Board members or policy, you may email Susan Westfahl, Clerk of the Board.

How to Address the Board

Those wishing to speak about a policy-related issue at a Board of Education meeting must make their request to the Board Clerk no later than noon the day prior to the Board meeting.

During the Community Comment section near the beginning of the meeting, each speaker will have three minutes to address the Board about policy-related matters. Derogatory or critical remarks about specific district personnel or students are inappropriate and will not be permitted.

If a speaker wishes to discuss a topic which is on the meeting agenda, the speaker's comments will be deferred until that item is considered.