Board of Education Highlights – March 20, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – March 20, 2018

The board approved an agreement with Williams, Spurgeon, Kuhl & Freshnock Architects, Inc. to design the new centralized kitchen, which will be used to cook and distribute food district wide, as well as serve as a learning environment for students in the culinary arts program. In a matter related to the building of the centralized kitchen, the board asked staff to rebid the construction manager for the central kitchen. As a reminder, the central kitchen is being relocated because that property will be used for the new Northwest Middle School, which when started is scheduled for completion for the 2021-22…
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Board of Education Highlights – March 17, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – March 17, 2018

The board voted for Ray & Associates, Inc. to help facilitate the superintendent search process for the school district. The board chose Ray & Associates after hearing presentations from them and the following companies that were vying for the contract with the school district: HYA Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Kansas Association of School Boards Springsted | Waters Continue to watch the website and social media for more information about the superintendent search process. Remember you can: View the board meetings at www.youTube.com/KCKPSTV. Watch the rebroadcast of board meetings on Spectrum Channel 18 and Google Fiber Channel 145 Mondays, Wednesdays,…
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Board of Education Highlights – March 10, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – March 10, 2018

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education reviewed responses to the Request for Information/Proposal for the superintendent search and selected the following firms or individuals to be interviewed: HYA Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Kansas Association of School Boards Ray and Associates, Inc. Springsted | Waters As you may recall on February 24, the board opened five proposals from companies and/or individuals vying for the opportunity to provide superintendent search services to the school district. The next step in the process is for the board to interview representatives from the companies on Saturday, March 17, beginning at 11 a.m. in…
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Board of Education Highlights – February 27, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – February 27, 2018

The board decided not to renew the school district's contract with Morgan Hunter for substitute services. The current contract will expire on June 30, 2018. The school district will explore taking care of these services internally in the future. An update was presented to the board regarding the progress underway at four construction projects made possible by the 2016 voter-approved zero-tax increase bond referendum. There is work underway to prepare for building at the sites for the future Gloria Willis Middle School and the classroom additions and security upgrades at Stony Point North Elementary School and Claude Huyck Elementary School.…
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Board of Education Highlights – February 24, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – February 24, 2018

The board approved four "Listening Tours" for parents, students and the community to share what's important to them and their families regarding the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. The four sessions are advertised on the school district's website, where you can download the flier. The board also opened the proposals of five companies or organizations vying for the opportunity to provide superintendent search services to the school district. Those entities are as follows: Springsted Waters HYA Hazard Young Attea Associates Grafton Staffing Companies Ray and Associates, Inc. Kansas Association of School Boards The board will review the information and discuss…
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Board of Education Highlights – February 22, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – February 22, 2018

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education approved the purchase of property at 8833 Waverly in Kansas City, Kansas for the site of the new, state-of-the-art school that will house the students of the Bethel and White Church elementary schools' merger. The new school is scheduled for completion for the 2020-2021 school year. The board meeting included information about the history of the 2016 zero-tax increase bond initiative as well as information about the selection of the 8833 Waverly property and all other sites that were under consideration for the new grade school. Additionally, there was information provided about the…
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Board of Education Highlights – February 13, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – February 13, 2018

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education during a break in its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, had an opportunity to tour Stony Point South Elementary School in order to see first-hand the district priorities at work. Those priorities focused on providing clear goals, establishing and maintaining effective relationships and communicating high expectations - all are key elements of the District Continuous Improvement Plan and ensure KCKPS students are on time and on track for success. Ensuring our students meet these goals also ensures students are on the pathway to graduating Diploma+. Stony Point South Principal Ms. Susan Hendricks, in…
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Board of Education Highlights – February 5, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – February 5, 2018

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education received an update on the school district's Priority Strategies during a special board meeting on Monday, Feb. 5 in the Central Office. The Priority Strategies are part of the first semester report of the District Continuous Improvement Plan (DCIP). The plan guides staff on fulfilling our goal that "Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on track and on time for success." To reach our goal, the district has set rigorous goals for instruction and achievement. Here are a…
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Board of Education Highlights – January 23, 2018

Board of Education Highlights – January 23, 2018

In celebration of School Board Appreciation Month, the Tuesday, January 23, 2018 meeting kicked off with a reception in honor of the work of the board and to welcome those newly elected to the position. The event was an opportunity to meet staff throughout the district. Thank you to everyone for this special event. The following are highlights of the Tuesday, Jan. 23 meeting: Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shared the State Board of Education's vision for education across the state while highlighting the similarities of the state program Kansans CAN and the school district's highly touted initiative,…
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