KCPS Marks 150 Years of Service

Alumni celebrate at July 12 event


Kansas City, July 16, 2018: Alumni from across Kansas City Public Schools joined Superintendent Mark Bedell and his team, School Board members and KCPS Education Foundation Board members on Thursday evening, July 12 at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch for the special event, “KCPSEF History In the Making: Celebrating 150 Years of KCPS.”

This event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the formation of the public education system in Kansas City, Mo. It also showcased the ongoing work being done to ensure that all children in KCPS have access to world-class public schools that prepare them to succeed in the 21st century global economy, and provide opportunities for community members to support that mission.

The event was hosted by KCPSEF Executive Director Nicole Collier-White. Special guests at the celebration included Lincoln College Preparatory Academy graduate and Miami Dolphins star Charles Harris. Mr. Harris talked about this decision to donate $100,000 for the Lincoln Prep football field improvement project, and he encouraged other alumni to follow his lead.

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. presented a county proclamation honoring the school system. A representative of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s office read remarks he made on the floor of the the House of Representatives recognizing the historic and ongoing contributions of KCPS.

Visit the KCPS Flickr site for more photos from this event.