Former Hickman Mills Supt. Dennis Carpenter has started his new job in Lee’s Summit.
Carpenter, whose Twitter handle is @EquitySupt1, has advocated for an accountability system that was fair for poor, high mobility districts.
He says that work isn’t over now that he’s in Lee’s Summit, one of state’s most affluent school districts.
“We've started some of that conversation (in) the last couple of months, realizing that there is a place for equity in the suburban districts,” says Carpenter. “That's something that we're going to work with through the board's priorities.”