Board of Education

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


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

View the June 2 board meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOwb4M3YDyo

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 executive session at the Central Office.

The following are some important dates regarding the Superintendent Search:

  • Monday, June 11: 5 to 9 p.m. candidate interviews
  • Thursday, June 14: 5 to 9 p.m. candidate interviews
  • Thursday, June 21: final interviews and decision to name candidate

(These meeting will be held at an offsite location.)

The board also voted in favor of hiring Corporate Integrity Systems, LLC (CIS) to conduct an audit related to the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ compliance and implementation of board adopted policies related to the recruitment, hiring and assignment of compensation for administrative positions at Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. Click CIS to read details.

To view the meeting in its entirety, click June 2. 

The next meeting of the board is June 12, 2018

There is also a “Listening Tour” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, in the board room of the Central Office & Training Center for KCKPS staff, students, parents and the community to share what is important to them regarding the future of the school district. Click Listening Tour flyer.

 

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.