Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education heard a report on the student assessment projections. The state of Kansas provides three separate interim tests during the school year to predict performance on the state assessment. By the time students participated in all three interims, they were exposed to…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, March 19

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, March 19

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education declared an intent to close Parker Elementary School during the 2018-19 School Year. There has been declining enrollment at the school and this year’s enrollment is about 84 students. The school is also scheduled to merge with William Allen White Elementary…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, February 26

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, February 26

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday, February 26, where Kimberly Earl was recognized as a Student of the Month. Earl is a graduate of 500 Reach Virtual School. Joleah Garcia, who was unable to attend the meeting, was also recognized as a…
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Board of Education Highlights for Saturday, February 23

Board of Education Highlights for Saturday, February 23

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education held a special board meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23, to determine budget priorities for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The members of the board recorded their suggested priorities on a flip chart as illustrated by the pictures below. Those priorities will help…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, February 12

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, February 12

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education held a board meeting at T.A. Edison Elementary School. The school was built in 1954 and has a diverse population. The student body is made up of 70 percent Hispanic, 15 percent African-American and 14 percent Caucasian. The board members and…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, January 29

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, January 29

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education held a meeting on January 29. During the meeting, Dr. Foust expressed gratitude for the work of Dr. Jayson Strickland, who accepted a new position with another organization. Click here to view the meeting.
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Board of Education Highlights for Saturday, January 26 

Board of Education Highlights for Saturday, January 26 

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education held a special board meeting on Saturday to address the following: The Board conducted Listening Tour sessions last year to engage the community. The board spoke with staff about the feedback received at those events. Those comments ranged from security at…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, January 8

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, January 8

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education was honored as a part of School Board Recognition Month during the first board meeting of the year. A proclamation was read and each board member received a certificate of appreciation and a school district lapel pin. District Focusing on Student…
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Board of Education Highlights for Thursday, December 20

Board of Education Highlights for Thursday, December 20

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education approved several key positions for the district at the December 20 meeting held via conference call in the Central Office & Training Center. Dennis Covington has been named as the district’s new chief financial officer. Prior to accepting this role with…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, December 11

During the December 11 Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting, the board approved and/or heard reports on the following items: The construction manager at risk for the new Central Kitchen spoke to the board about their process for working with potential construction partners on the project, as…
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