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Enough is Enough: A New Initiative from Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools


To our KCKPS families, students, and the community,

 

KCK City Hall
The scene at Kansas City, Kansas City Hall.

We as members of the Kansas City, Kansas School Board want to discuss a growing problem within our community. To be transparent, over the past year our district has lost 18 of our students. Students who would be focused on their futures: heading to college, their first job, and so much more. While not every tragedy was caused the same way, the majority of our students have died due to gun violence, in fact eleven students in less than a year.

Today, we the board declare “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.” We along with the entire school district are asking all of YOU to commit to the future of our students, to commit to speaking up when something is wrong, and to commit to making a difference.

This is not just a Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools issue, this is a community issue that we know by working together we can change the outcome of. That is why we are asking not just families and students to sign our pledge for change but for members of our community to join us in making an impact in the lives of our students. You can find the pledge by visiting enough.kckps.org

KCK City Hall
Thank you to those already showing support for our Enough is Enough program. We know it takes a village, and we are asking the community to unite for the future of our students.

Soon you will start seeing blue ribbons pop up around our community. That ribbon is just one sign to remind each and every one of us of the commitment we are entering into. In the coming weeks, the district will be announcing additional projects to help curb the violence, educate our families and students, and promote student involvement in leading the change.

We thank you for your commitment, and we ask that each of you stay safe.

Sincerely,
Randy Lopez- Board President
Wanda Kay Paige- Vice President
Maxine Drew
Dr. Valdenia Winn
Janey Humphries
Yolanda Clark
Dr. Stacy Yeager

A nuestras queridas familias, estudiantes y comunidad de KCKPS,

Como miembros de la Mesa Directiva Escolar de Kansas City, Kansas queremos discutir un problema creciente dentro de nuestra comunidad. Sinceramente, desde el año pasado nuestro distrito ah perdió 18 de nuestros estudiantes. Estudiantes que estarían enfocados en su futuro: hacia el camino a la universidad, su primer trabajo o mucho más. Sin embargo, no todas las tragedias fueron causadas de la misma manera, la mayoría de nuestros estudiantes murieron debido a la violencia de armas de fuego, hecho, que once estudiantes ah perdido su vida en menos de un año.

Hoy, la Mesa directiva declara “YA BASTA!”. Nosotros, junto con todo el distrito escolar, les pedimos a todos ustedes que se comprometan con el futuro de nuestros estudiantes, que se comprometan a hablar cuando algo anda mal y que se comprometan a hacer parte de la diferencia.

Este no es solo un problema de las Escuelas Públicas de Kansas City, Kansas, es un problema de la comunidad que sabemos que si trabajamos juntos podemos cambiar el resultado. Es por eso que no solo les pedimos a las familias y los estudiantes que firmen nuestro compromiso de cambio, sino también a los miembros de nuestra comunidad para que se unan a nosotros para lograr un impacto en las vidas de nuestros estudiantes. Puede encontrar el compromiso visitando https://enough.kckps.org/

Pronto comenzarás a ver lazos azules aparecer en nuestra comunidad. Esa cinta es solo una señal para recordarnos a todos y cada uno de nosotros estamos comprometidos a formar parte del cambio. En las próximas semanas, el distrito anunciará proyectos adicionales para ayudar a frenar la violencia, educar a nuestras familias y estudiantes, y promover la participación de los estudiantes para liderar un cambio.

Les agradecemos su compromiso y les pedimos que se mantengan cuidadosos.

Sinceramente,
Randy Lopez- Presidente de la Mesa Directiva
Wanda Kay Paige- Vice Presidente
Maxine Drew
Dr. Valdenia Winn
Janey Humphries
Yolanda Clark
Dr. Stacy Yeager

Posted October 27, 2020

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