After years of short-term superintendents, attempted re-inventions and restarts, failing state test scores, and the loss of accreditation, opinions are flying every which way on what to do with the KCMO School District.
Just after winning re-election by a couple hundred write-in votes, Kansas City Missouri's school board president Airick Leonard West and three newly elected board members immediately got down to business at their first meeting last night. The agenda included a plan to overhaul the structure of the board itself.
President of the Kansas City school board and interim superintendent Steve Green went to the city council Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday with a plan for restoring accreditation to the Kansas City district.
The first legislative hearings about Kansas City Public Schools began in Jefferson City on January 31, 2012. The latest bill would dissolve the district, parceling the schools out to neighboring districts for management.