Board of Education

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The KCKPS Board of Education (from L-R): Brenda Jones, Board Vice President Wanda Paige, Harold Brown, Maxine Drew, Dr. Stacy Yeager, Janey Humphries, and Board President Dr. Valdenia Winn.


As of February 13, the board meetings will now be available on www.YouTube.com/KCKPSTV.

View the September 11 board meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goHaPbLm4fs&t=2s

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, September 11

In an effort to experience the learning taking place in our classrooms, the Board of Education held their meeting at John F. Kennedy Elementary School (JFK). JFK, which has about 456 students in grades K-5, strives to create a culture of success with clear goals, effective communication and collaboration. During the board’s visit, they saw an example of the “Morning Meeting” concept in which students share special interests with their classmates and teacher in an effort to build effective relationships. The board members, Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust and district staff visited several classrooms to see learning taking place during a 30-minute tour of the building.  See pictures below.

School Board Meeting Observation of Classes

School Board Meeting Observation of Classes

School Board Meeting Observation of Classes

Other actions taken by the board:

  • Accepted an update on the Kansas Education Accreditation System (KESA). In January, 2016, the Kansas State Board of Education announced a new vision and five outcomes for determining the effectiveness of education - the accreditation system. Five outcomes have been established for districts to focus on which result in graduating students that are successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification, or in the workforce. Our school district is working on an Action Plan that will connect the district’s work to these efforts. 
  • Approved a contract with Capital Strategies, LLC to provide lobbying work for the school district. Capitol Strategies will provide monitoring and reporting on critical legislative issues that would directly impact the school district during the regular or special session of the Legislature and throughout the interim period between sessions. They will act as the liaison among Legislative leaders, the administration and the Wyandotte County Delegation. Capitol Strategies will assist with the submission of testimony and relevant content for various issues and provide monthly updates to the Board of Education throughout the Legislative session.

Click here to view the meeting.

The next meeting of the Board of Education is Tuesday, September 25.

 

About the Board of Education

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is governed by a seven-member body of citizens elected by the voters of the school district. These seven members are charged with making sure that the school district operates in the best interests of the students and the community. All members serve without pay.

The board of education is the school district's governing body, as set forth in state and federal law. The board is responsible for setting district policy, adopting an annual budget, and approving of general district matters, including personnel, curriculum, facilities, and other district business matters. The board is responsible for hiring the superintendent of schools, and is responsible for overseeing the superintendent's duties and performance.

Board of education meetings are normally held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the third floor Board Room at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street. This year, several Board meetings are scheduled out in schools. The entire board meeting schedule can be found in the right submenu — "Meeting Calendar". Except as otherwise provided by law, all meetings for the conduct of the affairs of and the transaction of business by the Board of Education of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools shall be open to the public.