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 September 25 board meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxQmutrrPk8

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, September 25

The Board of Education received an update on  several of the projects associated with the 2016 zero-tax-increase bond initiative. Here are some of those construction updates:

  • Parker Elementary School and William Allen White School will merge into a new school that will open during the 2020-2021 school year. A naming committee for the new school has been selected and is underway. The school’s recommended new name is tentatively scheduled for approval at the October 23 Board of Education meeting.
  • Brune Elementary School named after Lowell Brune will begin construction in January 2019 at the site located at 88th and Waverly. This new school will be the result of the merging of White Church and Bethel Elementary schools.
  • Carl B. Bruce Middle School is expected to receive bid results in October and begin construction in November. The board voted to name the new building for Northwest Middle School as Carl B. Bruce Middle School. The board made the decision in May after hearing the survey results regarding the renaming of Northwest Middle School and information about the significance of each name being considered for the school.
  • J.C. Harmon High School’s secure entry and storefront redesign construction will begin in the summer of 2019.
  • John Fiske Elementary School’s room additions will begin construction in December.
  • Wyandotte High School’s kitchen space has been installed in their new academy space that focuses on the culinary arts.
  • The building of the Gloria Willis Middle School, Welborn Elementary School and the additions to Grant Elementary School are all progressing on time. See photos of these project and more at www.bond.kckps.org

During the meeting, the Human Resources Department shared their annual report with statistics and employment facts about the school district during the last school year.

Here are a few facts from the 2017-18 school year:

  • 84% of employees were retained
  • 2,069 is total number of certified employees
  • 1,455 is total number of classified employees
  • 145 is total number of administrators
  • 9,969 candidates completed an employment application
  • The largest number of applicants came from the following states
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
    • Texas
    • Florida
    • Oklahoma

To see more information, click 2017-2018 Annual Report Human Resources  to read the report.  

The meeting was also a time to welcome new staff to the campus Police Department. Those individuals who took the oath of office were Officer Jake Samuelson, Officer Mark Scheetz and Officer Jeffrey Johnson.

Dr. Foust swearing in three new officers at the Board meeting


Officers after being sworn in, posing with certificates

Click here to view the meeting.

The next meeting of the Board of Education is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

 

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.