Public invited to KCPS master plan presentation

school district logoKansas City Public School officials are ready to unveil recommendations that could include school consolidations, boundary changes and even closings.

Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has been working on a master plan “to maximize student achievement and to increase enrollment by delivering the best academic and extra-curricular programs possible within the available financial resources,” according to its website. The district says the plan will look at issues such as: academic priorities, extra-curricular needs, facility needs, transportation needs, enrollment boundaries, and budgetary impacts.

More on the master plan

Several thousand parents, teachers, students, staff and community members have given input into the master plan. The district says it has now reviewed and assessed a consultant’s findings and will present its recommendations to the school board on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

The following day, the district will begin a series of meetings with the public. Parents and other interested citizens are invited to attend the presentation focused on their school area or any of the presentations. The meetings will be an open-house format and presentations/discussions will begin every half hour. Childcare will be provided free-of-charge.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Northeast Middle, 4904 Independence Ave. (North Area Schools: Anderson, Attucks, Garcia, Garfield, Gladstone, James, Wendell Phillips & Whittier elementary schools; Northeast Middle School; Lincoln Prep Academy & Northeast High School)
  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora Ave. (South Area Schools: AC Prep Lower, Banneker, Border Star, Hale Cook, Hartman, Holliday, Knotts, Paige & Troost elementary schools; AC Prep Upper, Paseo Academy & SWECC)
  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Central Academy, 3221 Indiana Ave. (Central Area Schools: Carver, Faxon, FLA, King @ KCMSA, Longfellow & Melcher elementary schools; Central Middle School; Central Academy)
  • Monday, Nov. 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Rogers Elementary, 6400 E 23rd St. (East Area Schools: Pitcher, Rogers, Trailwoods & Wheatley elementary schools; East High School)

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