Board ReCap – May 10, 2022

Awards and Recognition

The board of education recognized several students for various awards.

Jodie Lin, Coordinator of Fine Arts and Physical Education, recognized 25 KCKPS music students who received state honors for their talents. Take a look at the list of students.

State Honors List

Tammie Romstad, Director of Athletics, recognized our All-State Winter Sports Athletes. The recognitions included:

Boys Basketball All State Recognition
Girls Basketball All State Recognition
Boys Wrestling at the State Tournament
Girls Wrestling at the State Tournament
Bowling at the State Tournament

KSHSAA Covered True Blue Student of the Week

“I think it is very important to recognize those student-athletes and their families along with their Coaches, who represent our School District at State Tournaments and those honored by the Kansas Coaches at the State level,” said Romstad.

All-State Winter Sports Athletes

Christal Watson, Director of the KCK Schools Foundation for Excellence, introduced this year’s 2022 Foundation Scholarship recipients. The Foundation announced 28 students that are scholarship winners.

Here are the scholarship recipients.

Join us in congratulation all of our students who were recognized for their hard work and commitment to being the best they can be in the classroom and on the field of play.

Community Comment

Banneker Elementary 50th School Anniversary

Benjamin Banneker Elementary School will turn 50 in the fall of 2022. The school will commemorate this milestone with a parade, evening program, time capsule and souvenir booklet in September.

Banneker Elementary is a staple and viable pillar in the in the Northeast area, said Ms. Jocelyn Strickland-Egans, a Banneker alumnus and part of the planning committee.

Board Reports

Head Start Program Governance Overview/Training

The Board approved training for the Head Start governance following a presentation for Dr. Megan Cook, Director of Head Start.

The Program/Training will:

  1. Ensure Head Start students enter kindergarten on track with the necessary skills to be successful.
  2. Education and increase family’s knowledge of the importance of social emotional development to become kindergarten ready.
  3. Strengthen and support positive adult to child interactions.
  4. Increase community awareness of Head Start as a leader in early childhood education

Board Updates and Approvals

Capital Improvement Plan 2022

The Board of Education approved the Capitol Improvement Plan which provides an overview of school facility maintenance and renovation. The CIP covers the current fiscal year plus 3 years. All projects over $20,000 will be brought to the Board of Education individually for approval.

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