Feb. 25, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Two and a half years of planning is done. Now comes implementation.
Last Wednesday, The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education approved the district’s master plan with a vote of 7-2. While there will be no school closures in the Northeast, area families will still see some changes at the elementary, middle and high school level.
The biggest impact to Northeast residents will be boundary changes. School boundary changes will impact about 15 percent of the district’s roughly 15,000 students. The district also plans to increase bus service to reduce the distances that students walk to school, from one an half miles to half a mile. Proximity of bus stops will also be improved, so students walk no more than two blocks to a bus stop.
Along with other changes, KCPS officials are contacting parents to address how they will be impacted and to share ideas on how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Starting today, Thursday, Feb. 25, and running until Sunday, March 6, can also call the KCPS Master Plan Hotline at 816-418-8825 with any questions or concerns they have about upcoming changes.