Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 31

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 31

During the July 31 Board of Education meeting, the board reviewed the Notice of Hearing and approved resolutions for the 2018-19 budget - another step further in approving the new budget. As you may recall on July 24, the board approved publishing the notice of hearing for 10 days in the district approved newspaper, The Record. This document will be in the paper from August 2 - 12. Other important budget dates: August 14 - Public Hearing of the Budget - Approve the Budget August 25 - Submit Approved Budget to the County Clerk and Kansas State Department of Education…
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Board of Education Highlights for Friday, July 27, 2018??

Board of Education Highlights for Friday, July 27, 2018??

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dr. Julie Ford who has graciously served in the role of interim superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) since July 1. The board and staff of the school district wish Dr. Ford well in her return to retirement and appreciate her work on behalf of the school district. Dr. Jayson Strickland, the deputy superintendent of KCKPS, has been appointed as acting superintendent until the district's new superintendent Dr. Charles Foust begins his employment. The school district looks forward to welcoming back its students and employees for the…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The board heard about all of the exciting bond project updates happening at schools throughout the district. The plumbing work at Wyandotte High School and Sumner Academy, the new academy spaces at the high schools, just to name a few. Look for pictures on social media soon showcasing these new projects that will be completed in time for the opening of school. Recruitment is underway to fill some positions throughout the district. While the majority of positions have been filled, the Human Resources Department is hard at work hosting Career Fairs and interviewing candidates. Click here to learn about upcoming…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 10

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 10

Annually, the board reorganizes with the election of officers as well as approves several appointments and actions necessary for the 2018-19 school year. Here are some of those actions: Officer Elections Dr. Valdenia Winn has been elected the president of the KCK Board of Education. Ms. Wanda Brownlee Paige has been elected vice president of the KCK Board of Education. Appointments The board approved the following appointments: Susan Westfahl, clerk Bridgette DeSmet, deputy clerk Raquel Ayala, deputy clerk Greg Goheen, legal counsel Kristen Woodbury, treasurer Brad Isnard, deputy treasurer KCK Board of Education Meetings The board also approved a resolution…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 3

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, July 3

The meeting began with Dr. Julie Ford, interim superintendent for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS), thanking everyone for the opportunity to serve in her temporary new role at the school district. She also talked about her responsibility of being "the caretaker" of the school district until Dr. Foust starts his new position as the district's superintendent. Dr. Ford's contract is for 30 - 60 days. Her personal philosophy, she says, is to "expect the best, see the good, believe and help in any way I can." She went on to say, "You have great staff members who are willing…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, June 26

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, June 26

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Foust has been named superintendent of schools for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS). Dr. Charles Foust, Chief School Performance Officer from Union County Public Schools (UCPS), is described as a leader in transformational education, guiding leaders to improve education so students receive a quality education daily. Before he takes the position at KCKPS, Dr. Julia (Julie) Ford, the former superintendent of Topeka Public Schools, will serve as the interim superintendent, beginning July 1. The announcements were made at the Tuesday, June 26, board meeting at…
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Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, June 12

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, June 12

The Board of Education met for a regular board meeting where the following actions were taken: Approved the lease agreement with Youthfront Inc., for an afterschool gathering place for youth to meet and have snacks. Youthfront, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports youth. The program actually operates as the Snack Shack KC Program located at 3104, 3108, 3110, 3114 and 3118 Strong Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas. The board approved a contractual agreement for the construction manager at-risk, McCown Gordon. As you may be aware on May 24, the board approved McCown Gordon as the construction manager at-risk for…
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Board of Education Highlights for Saturday, June 2

Board of Education Highlights for Saturday, June 2

The Board of Education met in a special meeting to discuss the Superintendent Search, view videotaped interviews of superintendent candidates and to discuss the selection of a possible interim superintendent. The last two items were conducted during the board's executive session. The superintendent search consultant, Ray & Associates, Inc., reached out to about 1,000 individuals about the job with Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. By the May 24 application deadline, about 65 individuals had completed the application. That number was narrowed to 10 candidates by the consultant. The board viewed videotaped interviews of those candidates on June 2 during an…
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