KCPS Superintendent to Host Community Conversations

Public invited to four events spread across the school system in January and February


Kansas City, January 18, 2018:  Superintendent Mark Bedell is hosting a series of Community Conversations across the Kansas City Public Schools system in January and February.

In general, these events are an opportunity for Dr. Bedell to talk about how KCPS is responding to public input gathered during his 2016-2017 Listen & Learn tour, share information about the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan and have a discussion about how students, parents and neighbors can contribute towards the school system’s long-term success.

Community Conversations are scheduled for each of the school system’s four zones in order to give residents of those areas a chance to talk about their specific concerns and suggestions:

Central Zone – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Linwood YMCA, 3800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. (This event will include dinner and a special presentation by officials with Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education about the state’s proposed new report cards for schools and school systems. Unfortunately, space for the general public is limited and all seats have already been reserved.)

South Zone – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terr., Kansas City, Mo.

Northeast Zone – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Northeast Middle School, 4904 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. (This event will include interpreters for multiple languages and a special presentation for families that have immigrated to the U.S.)

East Zone – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Kansas City Public Library North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Ave., Kansas City, Mo. (This event will include Spanish interpreters.)

Childcare will be available at all four events. The Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 22 Community Conversations will include heavy refreshments for attendees.