Now Hiring for USD 500 Board Clerk

Now Hiring for USD 500 Board Clerk

JOB GOAL: The Board Clerk provides care and custody of the records, books, and documents of the Board of Education to ensure efficient and lawful operation of the school district. The Board Clerk must work closely with the Board of Education, Superintendent, staff and administration. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Attend all meetings of the Board of Education and keep an accurate record of proceedings. Provide care and custody of the records, books and documents of the Board of Education. Prepare and submit to or for the Board of Education all reports required of him or her by the Board of Education and…
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Board ReCap – June 23, 2020

Board ReCap – June 23, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. Board Updates The Board accepted a report on the history and proposed changes to the Neighborhood Revitalization Act and approved the Interlocal Agreement for 2021-2025. Other updates: Bond summer projects presented by Lee Moore, VP, JE Dunn Construction Kansas legislative report presented by Bill Brady, Capitol Strategies KCK Public Libraries update on reopening the public library system as presented Carol Levers, Director  Reports of the Superintendent Information Only - Dennis Covington, Chief Financial Officer, reported to the Board on a proposed change of health insurance provider from Blue Cross…
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KCKPS Care Line And Additional Resources

KCKPS Care Line And Additional Resources

We know that there is a lot going on in the world and that is why KCKPS wants you to know we are here for YOU. Have questions on how to talk to your kids? We are here. Having a hard time processing all that is going on? We are here.   Need to speak to a caring adult? Call the KCKPS Care Line at 913-954-0219 Need to make a report? Call the KCKPS Report Number at 913-627-2550 Need support dealing with trauma and support coping with feelings of sadness, anxiety or grief? We can help connect you to PACES…
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Notice – Time and Place of Special Meeting – June 30, 2020

Notice – Time and Place of Special Meeting – June 30, 2020

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., by Zoom. In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the purpose of such special meeting shall be to recess to executive session for consultation with the Attorney on matters which would be deemed privileged in the Attorney-Client Relationship under the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Posted June 25, 2020
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Board ReCap – June 20, 2020

Board ReCap – June 20, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. The Board approved a waiver to amend the special agenda to add an executive session for a non-elected personnel exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Budget Workshop The Board continued its review of the proposed budget for 2020-2021.  Preliminary budgets were presented and discussed by the following departments: Professional Workforce Development - Keli Tuschman and Robin Wilson Recruiting – Keli Tuschman Board of Education – Dennis Covington Superintendent – Dennis Covington Communications – Edwin Birch Assistant Superintendent – Matt Andersen Curriculum – Matt Andersen DERA – David Rand…
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Board ReCap – June 16, 2020

Board ReCap – June 16, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. Recognitions and Awards The Board congratulated students receiving Foundation scholarships for 2020 as submitted by Christal Watson, Director of the KCK Schools Foundation for Excellence. Community Comment Comments were shared by: Melissa Malcolm, MTSS Facilitator at Central Middle School - Topic: First Day of School for Students Tammy Haught, teacher and parent - Topic: Policy to Conduct Research in the District Board Updates The Board approved renewing the district’s membership in Schools For Fair Funding for 2020-2021 school year. Reports of the Superintendent Information Only - Dr. LaShonda Bilbo-Ervin,…
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Notice – Time and Place of Special Budget Workshop – June 20, 2020

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called via Zoom for Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the Board shall meet in retreat fashion to continue discussing the proposed budget for 2020-2021.  The Board will recess to executive session to discuss matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the party(s) involved under the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Posted June 17, 2020
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KCKPS Receives $45 Million More in Scholarships for Senior Class

KCKPS Receives $45 Million More in Scholarships for Senior Class

New data released by the district's Diploma+ College and Career Readiness program shows high school seniors generated 5,466 scholarship offers this school year. This totals more than $120 million from 23 different colleges and universities with our Scholarship Initiative Program. "This has certainly been an amazing year for the Diploma+ team. The hard work of our campus-based staff and high school students are to be commended," said Dr. LaShonda Bilbo-Ervin, Director of Diploma+. The scholarships surpassed last year's award offers by more than $45 million. The increase is attributed to the new initiatives the district implemented this year. The district…
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Board ReCap – June 13, 2020

Board ReCap – June 13, 2020

Click here to read a print-friendly PDF version of this ReCap. Board Self Evaluation Results and Discussion The Board of Education discussed results of the Board Self-Evaluation as reported by Dr. Marcia Weseman, Leadership Services Field Specialist, KASB.  The Board will establish a date for a workshop to discuss next-steps at their regular meeting on June 16. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Posted June 15, 2020
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Letter from the KCK School Board President

Letter from the KCK School Board President

The recent events taking place has impacted nearly every one of us in some way throughout our nation. It is with deep sadness that we have to undergo the lifestyle changes that we all have experienced as a result of COVID-19. The death of George Floyd has again highlighted the repeated systemic issues of racial injustice and inequality in our country. Historically, we know that racial tension has been apart of our nation for far too long. Floyd was not the first and will not be the last until we collectively come to grips as a nation with our vial…
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