KCKPS Launches School Funding Crisis Information Line

June 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tammy Dodderidge, communications manager, (913) 279-2225

To keep parents, students, staff and community members informed about the current school funding crisis before the Kansas Legislature, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has launched a School Funding Crisis Information Line. The phone line will continue to provide updated information, in both English and Spanish, to help Kansans understand the issues at hand and give them tips about how they can get involved.

The phone number is (913) 627-2900.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

Nominations Sought for Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll

May 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications and Marketing (913) 279-2225

reasons logo2Do you know of someone who graduated from Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools that is a Reason to Believe? These are individuals whose accomplishments showcase their incredible skills and life stories, highlighting their perseverance, hard work and dedication. Their qualities exemplify to all of us why they are Reasons to Believe and inspirations to many. Nominations are open for the 2018 Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

Nominees must:

  • Be graduates of a KCKPS high school
  • Be successful in their chosen business, profession or life work
  • Be a person of integrity and stature that KCKPS would take pride in recognizing
  • Have demonstrated the importance of their education from KCKPS

Reasons to Believe was established in 2002 to generate pride and celebrate the progress being made throughout the school district. As part of the program, nominations are sought for the Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll, which spotlights successful alumni to encourage and inspire today's students. The nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges that includes members of the Board of Education, Reasons to Believe Steering Committee, students, business leaders, and a former Alumni Honor Roll recipient. In November, those selected for this prestigious honor is celebrated with a special ceremony in November. 

The nomination forms can be downloaded from the KCKPS website,www.kckps.org/recognition/alumnior call 913.279.2225 to request one. The deadline for returning nominations is June 25, 2018.

For more information about the Reasons to Believe program, visit www.kckps.org

KCKPS Staff, Parents, Students & the Community Are Encouraged to Share What's Important for the District at a June 16 Listening Tour

June 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications and Marketing (913) 279-2225

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is presenting a “Listening Tour” on Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.  The purpose of the Listening Tour is for the school district’s staff, parents, students and the community to share what’s important to them and their families regarding the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS).

The Listening Tour will give the KCK Board of Education a chance to hear first-hand about these important opportunities which could help inform future board priorities. It will also give attendees a chance to meet the KCK Board. For more information, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 913.279.2235.

Listening Tour Flyer PDF

PTA to Honor Former KCKPS Superintendents at 100th Anniversary Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Judi Tucci, KCK Council of PTA, (913) 621-1522

Kansas PTA is 100 years old! To commemorate the anniversary, the KCK Council of PTA is planning a special reception and dinner to honor school principals and former superintendents of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

The event will take place on Monday, April 14 at the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Former superintendents Dr. Ray Daniels and Dr. O.L. Plucker will be a part of the program. Current Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lane and Board of Education President Dr. Evelyn Hill will extend greetings. Entertainment will be provided by the KCK Harp Ensemble and Wyandotte High School drama students.

For more information, contact Judi Tucci, (913) 621-1522.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

Notice of Time and Place of Special Meeting - May 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2015

Contact: David Smith, Chief of Staff, (913) 279-2242

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., in the Board room on the third floor of the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the purpose of such special meeting shall be to take action on the Payment of Bills, Tabulation of Bids, and the Human Resources Report and Recommendations. Board members will assemble in retreat fashion for a budget workshop.

The Board may recess into executive session under the following exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act:

(a) Non-Elected Personnel

- To protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individuals(s).

(b) Negotiations

- To protect the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract.

Dated this 18th day of May 2015.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242