Notice - Time and Place of Special Meeting - May 24, 2018

May 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susan E. Westfahl, Clerk of the Board (913) 279-2235

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., in the third floor Board room 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 Board shall continue work on development of the 2018-2019 budget. The Board may recess to executive session to establish budget parameters pursuant to the exception for Employer-Employee Negotiations under the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Dated this 18th day of May 2018.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board

Retirement Reception for Dr. Lane to Be Held on June 10

Posted on May 22, 2018

Wyandotte Grad 2018 51On Sunday, June 10, a retirement reception will be held for Dr. Cynthia Lane at the KCKPS Central Office & Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. This reception is casual and guests may come and go as they wish. This reception is open to both KCKPS staff and the community.

Retirement Reception Flyer PDF

KCKPS to Host Groundbreaking Event for Improvements at Grant Elementary School

May 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will host a groundbreaking event on Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at Grant Elementary School to celebrate the kick-off to improvements at the school. Those improvements consist of security upgrades, classroom additions, and a remodel of its kitchen as a part of the bond project.

The project is tentatively scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2018.  

The designer is HTK Architects and the construction company is JE Dunn Construction.

For more information about the 2016 zero-tax increase bond projects, please visit www.bond.kckps.org or call Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools at 816.551.3200.

KCKPS Celebrates Groundbreaking Event for Improvements at Grant Elementary School

May 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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As some students enjoyed Field Day activities, other students were turning dirt for the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the kick-off to improvements at Grant Elementary School. Those improvements consist of security upgrades, classroom additions, and a remodel of the school’s kitchen as part of the district’s 2016 zero-tax increase bond initiative.

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The project, which will begin work in the spring of 2018, is tentatively scheduled for completion in the summer, 2018.  

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The designer is HTK Architects and the construction company is JE Dunn Construction.

For more information about the 2016 zero-tax increase bond projects, please visit www.bond.kckps.org or call Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools at 816.551.3200.

Congratulations Gateway to College Graduates

May 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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Congratulations to the students who became graduates of the Gateway to College program on Saturday, May 12, at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas. This is a high school completion program between KCKPS and Donnelly College, where students earn their high school diploma and receive college credit.

The graduates are:

  • Julieta Castro
  • Brianna Davis
  • Andres Moreno Esquivel
  • Vilma Palm-Perez
  • Melanie Quinonez
  • Sydney Soverns
  • Abby Wiser

Our students were honored as part of the 69th Commencement Ceremony of Donnelly College. KCK Board of Education member Janey Humphries, University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Dr. Liza Rodriguez and Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., were among the speakers with words of inspiration for the graduates.

Prior to the presentation of the college candidates, Monsignor Stuart W. Swetland, President of Donnelly College, presented the Delta Award to Dr. Cynthia Lane for leadership in the field of education and service to the community.

Congratulations to all of the graduates and to Dr. Lane!