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 Members

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Brenda JonesBrenda Jones
President

term ends January 2020

haroldbrownHarold Eugene Brown

term ends January 2020

maxinedrewMaxine Drew

term ends January 2022

Janey HumphriesJaney Humphries
term ends January     2018 

wandabrowleepaige  Wanda Kay Paige

  term ends January     
  2022

valdeniawinnDr. Valdenia Winn

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.

Board of Education

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


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

View the May 10 board meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGUjp0MnTtM

Board of Education Highlights - May 10, 2018

The Board of Education heard about JE Dunn Construction’s inclusion program, community engagement, the dynamic work the company is doing with our students in classrooms and the progress of the school district’s bond projects. The presentation was held during a special meeting of the Board at the JE Dunn Construction Logistics Center, 240 W. 65th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Inclusion Philosophy and Practices:

The company emphasized their commitment to providing opportunities for all firms interested in subcontracting with them, especially on our bond projects. The Economic Inclusion Committee, formed to help with this effort, is comprised of minority and women business organizations that support the positive utilization and development of minority, local and women business enterprises. Additionally, the company offers the following programs to champion diversity and inclusion:

  • Small business support
  • Subcontractor Management System (SMS) workshops
  • Quarterly meetings
  • MCD (Minority Contractor Development) program
  • Support to minority business enterprise and women business enterprise programs

Community Engagement:


JE Dunn staff’s work to increase community engagement is concentrated on three areas:

  • Marketplace – forging relationships that support, education, healthcare and other industries beyond just the brick and mortar of building and construction projects
  • Workforce – partnering with a variety of groups to obtain access to talent from a wide array of individuals
  • Workplace – hiring and retaining the best and brightest

Industry Connections to Students and Staff:

The company’s staff has been involved in a number of endeavors to connect students to the construction industry through site visits, presentations and internships as part of the school district’s Diploma+ initiative. JE Dunn staff is serving on advisory boards for several of the pathways, participating in career days at schools, and Junior Achievement activities – all in an effort to familiarize KCKPS students with the work of the construction industry. The company is also making connections between their partners and the school district to forge new opportunities for our students.

Bond Project Update

As you are aware, the citizens of Wyandotte County approved a $235 million zero-tax increase bond initiative in 2016. This paved the way for more than 80 much-needed projects for the school district. These improvements will benefit our students and contribute to them being one step closer to graduating Diploma+. To help us spread the news of these projects, JE Dunn has created “The KCKPS School Bond Report.”  The first issue of the quarterly newsletter highlights minority, women and local business enterprise project participation numbers to date, a spotlight on KCKPS student Rickie Bowie who is receiving hands-on experience by interning at the company, and much more.  View the May 2018 edition of The KCKPS School Bond Report.

To view the meeting in its entirety, click May 10.

Board of Education Highlights from Monday, May 8

The Board congratulated several students who are the recipients of a number of recognition and awards that include:

  • Music Students Earning State Honors
  • Scholarship Recipients
    • The Lane Family Scholarships
    • The Roy Vanoy Memorial Scholarship
    • KCK Foundation for Excellence Scholarships
    • Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarships
    • Reasons to Believe Scholarships
    • The Wyandotte Masonic Lodge Scholarships
    • Virginia E. Shinkle Scholarships
    • The Promise of Learning Scholarships
    • KC Scholars

There were also recognitions for students participating in Robotics as well as the Debate and Forensics Students earning state honors. The Board recognized the Students of the Month and the Employees of the Month for May. 

Click here to see the list of award recipients and honorees and view the video to see them honored at the meeting. Congratulations to all of our students!

Additional actions:

  • Hiring a consultant to conduct an internal audit of Administration. There will be a three-member subcommittee formed to work on the details of the audit to bring to the board for approval.
  • The board would like a report before a discussion on May 29 to learn how Administration is approaching the hiring of substitute teachers. During the next regularly scheduled board meeting, this matter will be discussed.
  • Updated Policy BCBH – Change in the policy will now read: Unofficial minutes shall be sent to the board proofread, edited and error free within 7 days after each meeting.
  • Listening Tour will be held in June to give others an opportunity to participate in the process. A date has not been set for this event.

To view the meeting in its entirety, click May 8. 

 

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.