KCKPS swore in three newly elected members of the Board of Education for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools at the Central Office and Training Center located at 5010 N 59th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. Incumbents Maxine Drew and Wanda Brownlee-Paige, and newcomer Rachel Russell, will take the oath of office from Assistant Election Commissioner Zach Hunt before the regularly scheduled board meeting.
Dr. Anna Stubblefield also took a moment to thank all board members for their extraordinary public service to KCKPS students and families as part of School Board Appreciation Month. Dr Stubblefield presented each board members with gifts and read a state proclamation from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly.
Adolfo Martinez, 5th grade student at John Fiske Elementary School, was recognized for his artwork which was selected this season for the 2021 Holiday Cards sent out by the Superintendent’s Office.
With approval of the consent agenda, the board approved the Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) Partnership School Agreement/Memorandum of understanding. The partnership with KCTR will allow the District to recruit and train more educators from diverse backgrounds for open elementary teaching positions.
The Juneteenth Holiday was approved by the board. The holiday could potentially impact summer school students when it happens to fall on a day when summer school is in session and there would be an additional cost of the paid holiday for summer school staff which approximately $72,000. There would be a loss of production, but not any additional cost for other staff scheduled to work on the Federal Holiday.
The District will receive new shop vehicles from Shawnee Mission Ford. The new vehicles will replace aged and high mileage shop service vehicles, following a 5-year rotation plan. The cost of the vehicles totals $153,457.
In addition, the board was provided information on several items related to:
- Learn to Swim partnership with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, The Unified Government Division of Parks and Recreation and Warner Media Group
- Bond Refinancing Renewal
- Legislative Priorities
- Update on the school renaming process was provided
Posted January 14, 2022