Journey of a Superintendent: Thank You

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On November 8, 2016, a no-tax increase bond for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools was authorized with a 79% approval rate. This $235 million bond will keep tax rates the same for residents of KCK, and provide critical resources to allow the district to continue its progress in providing facilities that support the goal of graduating each student prepared for college and careers in a global society.

The bond approval is a strong statement of confidence by our community in the quality education occurring in our schools. The approval is also a testament as to why our community was recognized by the American’s Promise Alliance as one of the 100 best communities for young people.

On behalf of the Board of Education and the bond committee, I want to express our gratitude for the tremendous work done to inform our citizens about our facility needs, plans for improvements, and most importantly, the quality education occurring each and every day in our schools. The nearly 80% approval would not have been possible without the entire community working together.

Now, we are rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. We have staff hard at work planning out the projects we will undertake over the next five years, and we look forward to beginning the work in the new year. Please watch this space, along with the district website and our social media sites, for updates on our bond work.

Again, we are deeply appreciative and humbled by the support of this community. You have truly taken to heart the belief that “It’s Up to Us”!

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