The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors is searching for a new superintendent and are placing a major emphasis on engaging the community and transparency throughout the process.  

The community’s voice will be critical in helping define the leadership characteristics, qualities and qualifications of the next superintendent.

The Board’s community engagement process will be multi pronged and include engaging parents, staff, students and a range of community stakeholders to ensure the viewpoints of a broad cross-section of the Kansas City community are represented.  

The board will hold a small group engagement, followed by town hall meetings on Dec. 12 and 13. 

Town Hall meetings:

Virtual Town Halls

  • Dec. 13: 11 a.m.- noon
  • Dec. 14: 8:30.- 9:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 15: 5- 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Spanish

For all virtual meetings:  Zoom meeting ID: 912 209 4796  Passcode:  123890

Tues. Dec. 13

Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping Ave.

Town Hall 1: 5 – 6 p.m.

Town Hall 2: 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

In addition to planned outreach meetings with these groups, the Board has made available an anonymous online survey for anyone interested in weighing in on the selection process to have their opinion heard.  

A link to survey:

“We are seeking a highly qualified leader to move the district forward by accelerating academic achievement, improving the overall student experience and ensuring KCPS graduates are ready to take advantage of the life-changing career opportunities that await them,” KCPS Board Chair Nate Hogan said.

The board has approved a contract with JG Consulting to assist them in conducting a national search for a superintendent who meets the desires and needs of the district.