Board of Education


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

View the April 16 board meeting:

Board of Education Highlights from Monday, April 23 

During the April 23, 2018 special Board of Education Meeting, there was a discussion of the survey results for the superintendent search.  There were 576 responses to the District Review Survey and 839 responses to the 30 Qualities Survey.  The online surveys were advertised by local media and shared on the district’s website and social media pages.

The board reviewed the Superintendent Search flier that will be published to inform candidates about the school district and application and selection process.

Before the flier can be released, the Board will have to approve the following changes to the job description for the Superintendent of Schools during their April 24 meeting:

  • Change “Earned Doctorate required” to preferred
  • Change “A minimum of three years as a teacher, building administrator and district-wide administrator” to Preferred experience as a teacher, building administrator and district-wide administrator.

Making these changes will widen the candidate pool according to the district’s Superintendent Search consultants, Ray and Associates, Inc. Once approved the Superintendent Search flier will be added to the district website.

The board is also expected to discuss the possibility of an interim at their May 8, 2018 Board of Education meeting during executive session.


Board of Education Highlights from Monday, April 16

During the April 16, 218 special meeting of the Board of Education, there was further discussion about the Student Code of Conduct manual. The Board also heard discipline data from school years 2012 – 2013 through 2017 – 2018. View the Historical Look at KCKPS Discipline Data.

The 2018-2019 Budget development process was discussed. View the April 16 meeting to hear the budget discussion in detail.


The Board voted to change the official meeting date/time of the May 22, 2018 regular meeting to Tuesday, May 29, at 5 p.m. as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cynthia Lane. The date was moved because the Sumner Academy graduation ceremony is scheduled for that night and earlier in the day the Kansas Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments regarding school finance.

Click April 16 to view that meeting on YouTube.


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.