Inclement Weather Information

Posted Friday, January 11, 2019 

When will the decision be made to close school due to snow, ice, or extreme cold?

The decision to close schools because of inclement weather is made by the superintendent of schools. All major radio and television stations will be notified by 6 a.m. and all other venues will be updated. To learn more, visit

Where can I find out if school is closed?

Please check more than one source for school closing information.

January is School Board Recognition Month

Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2018-19 Board of Education Portrait

We are saying a special thank you to the individuals who serve on our school board. Thank you for volunteering your time to serve the students, families and staff of KCKPS!


Teacher Bailey Bacon Named 2019 Kansas Horizon Award Winner

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bailey Bacon was named as a 2019 Kansas Horizon Award winner by Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. Bacon is a second-year teacher at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. She teaches anatomy, biology and physical science to students in grades ten through 12.

The Horizon Award program is presented by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). According to KSDE, the program “identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.”

Nominees for the Horizon Award are chosen by regional selection committees who review the nomination forms. They select a total of 32 teachers from across the four U.S. congressional districts in the state of Kansas. Nominees must have successfully completed their first year as a full-time classroom teacher and performed their duties in an outstanding and exemplary fashion.

Bacon was chosen from that group of 32 to represent Kansas as a 2019 Kansas Horizon Award winner. “I am very honored to have won a Horizon Award,” said Bailey Bacon. “This honor is really not about me. It’s about the students that are here every day that inspire me to do better, and be better. Being a teacher in KCKPS means learning a whole new level of vulnerability as my students teach me every day what it means to be a true learner.


KCKPS Teaching Fellows Information Session This Week!

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Ready for a more rewarding career? If you have a bachelors degree in science, technology, business, engineering, math or english language arts, you can develop the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of students. 

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has a Teaching Fellows program which will allow you to teach full-time while earning your teaching certification or Masters degree in education. Visit us Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street.

You can also check us out online at

Dr. Valdenia Winn Joins K-12 Education Budget Committee

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Valdenia Winn!

Dr. Winn will serve as the ranking minority member of the K-12 Education Budget Committee. This has been the main committee in the Legislature dealing with school finance legislation during the last several years. Legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate will begin on Monday, January 14 .  Read more in the article on the website of the Kansas Association of School Boards.