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Board of Education Highlights: May 28, 2019

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education heard an update about from Chief Bill Friend of the Wyandotte Nation from Oklahoma about the need to place a wall/fence between the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library (Main Library) and the Huron Cemetery. The retaining wall would help to:

  • Stop soil erosion
  • Eliminate silt issues
  • Control access to the cemetery

After hearing the presentation, a recommendation was made for a discussion to take place between the presenters and the District’s lawyer in order to explore the matter further.

Building Progress

There are a lot of projects that will be underway this summer.  Many of those projects are the result of the passage of the $235 million no-tax increase bond initiative that is funding new school buildings, modern learning spaces, extensive repairs and renovations, and will touch every building and student in the district. The following are some of the projects updated at the board meeting:

  • Gloria Willis Middle School – The gym, locker rooms, band and performance areas are being completed.
  • Coronado Middle School– The school is being prepared for demolition over the summer.
  • Carl B. Bruce Middle School – The structural precast is completed with other foundation work scheduled.
  • Rosedale – The kitchen remodel and addition is underway with the flooring, utilities, ceiling and painting projects progressing.

Click here to view the recent video of bond project updates.

The board approved the renewal of the Memorandum of Understand for Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas. The program is a partnership with KCKPS to implement a comprehensive set of services deigned to keep young people in school through graduation and improve the rate of success in achieving education and career goals.

Do You Know the District’s Summer Hours?

Beginning the week of June 3, 2019, and ending July 26, 2019, the District Administrative Offices will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is important to note that the District Office and the Schools will not be open on Fridays.

School offices and satellite buildings will also follow this summer hour plan.

The exception: Schools providing meals for students during the summer.  Maintenance and transportation staff will maintain the normal operating schedule.

The week of July 1, 2019 – July 5, 2019 will be a normal 5-day, work week with July 4, 2019 being a District Holiday. 

The next board meeting will be June 11, 2019.

Click here to see the May 28 meeting in its entirety.