KCPS School Board Celebrates the Opening of Its New Home

Event marks Board's move to new location in midtown Kansas City

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Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell speaks during the March 22 ribbon-cutting celebration at the new Board of Education building. (PHOTOS BY: Ray Weikal/KCPS)

Kansas City, March 23, 2017:  The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors celebrated the opening of its new home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday evening, March 22 at 2901 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.

The ceremony celebrated the Board’s official move from its previous location in downtown Kansas City to new headquarters that are up-to-date and more convenient for families and staff. The Board started its first regular business meeting in this new location following the event at 6:30 p.m.

KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell and Board Chair Melissa Robinson said a few remarks at the celebration, and the Border Star Montessori School choir will performed the National Anthem and the song, “I Was Here.”

The opening of the new BOE is a sign of improvement in KCPS, according to Dr. Bedell.

“It’s a new day in KCPS, and this beautiful new home for our central office team and the School Board is emblematic of that change,” he said. “This is a reboot for KCPS, this is an opportunity for us to begin to change the narrative about our community, our students and our families. In KCPS, we are proud and we have a bright future!”

Ms. Robinson talked some of the advantages of the new location, including the fact that it is more accessible for families.

“Our relocation is an integral part of the Master Plan developed with the community to ensure that we can nurture the high-quality schools that we deserve,” she said. “Moving here saves us money, it makes us more effective at serving our stakeholders and it helps us step forward towards an exciting future. It just makes sense.”

Visit kcpublicschools.org/Board for more information about the KCPS School Board.

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