Board Policies & Other Information
- Notice of Non-Discrimination
- KCKPS Social Media Policy
- KCKPS is a Tobacco-Free District
- USD 500 Staff Acceptable Use Policy
- Part-Time Enrollment Policy
The Kansas City, Kansas School District does not discriminate, and is required by law not to discriminate, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), national origin, age, handicap, or disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in admission, access to, or treatment of its programs and activities. Pursuant to applicable law, disabled individuals shall have equivalent enjoyment of the programs, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodation of any facility owned, leased, or operated by the district.
Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI of Civil Rights Act of (1964, 2000), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001, the Kansas City, Kansas School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity, including programs, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations in facilities.
Programs, Activities and Employment
The Kansas City, Kansas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), national origin, age, handicap, or disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in the administration of any employment initiative, including hiring, firing, termination, disciplinary procedures, or other related programs and activities.
Inquiries regarding Title VI (1964,2000), Age Discrimination Act (1975), Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act(2001) or reports of specific complaints, or alleged discrimination should be referred to:
2010 N. 59th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66104
Telephone number: (913) 551-3200
Office of Civil Rights
U. S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Telephone number (816) 268-0550
Title IX Related Concerns
Inquiries regarding Title IX (1972) complaints, or alleged harassment or discrimination should be referred to:
2010 N. 59th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66104
Telephone number: (913) 551-3200
Disability Related Concerns
Complaints regarding disabilities and issues under Section 504 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act and those relating to the provisions of special education services, should be referred to:
Dr. Jakyta Lawrie
2010 N. 59th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66104
Telephone number (913) 551-3200
Regardless of the means selected for resolving the complaint, the initiation of a complaint of alleged discrimination or misconduct will not cause any negative reflection on the complainant, nor will it affect his/her access to the programs, activities, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations in facilities provided by the Kansas City, Kansas School District.
Revised this 27th day of April 2021.
KCKPS social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube) were established to keep an open line of communication between the district, our staff, families, students and the community. We ask that you refrain from the use of bad language or attacking others.
We ask that you not advertise businesses or items that are not related to the school district.
KCKPS holds the right to remove, delete or report any comments they feel breach the Social media policy.
Due to the high volume of requests the Communication and Marketing department sees, the district does not hold any obligation to share flyers, graphics, photos…etc. from outside organizations or community partners.
The purpose of the KCKPS Social Media pages is to communicate information relevant to the school district. These social media pages were not created to advertise. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to communicate effectively with our KCKPS families.
The District reserves the right to make any final determination on what is suitable to be shared through our social media platforms from partnering agencies.
KCKPS Social Media Commenting Policy
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools social media pages are managed by the KCKPS Communications and Marketing Department. These pages are intended to provide another resource for students, staff, families and the community to get district information. We encourage you to share your support for our students and staff and connect with other supporters here on our page.
The district is not responsible for comments made by visitors to the page. Site administrators reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to block users, hide and/or delete comments, posts, images, etc. with or without notice as a result of violating the below conditions. We reserve the right to amend these guidelines at our discretion.
We do not permit:
- Comments that are racist, sexist, abusive, profane, violent, obscene, vulgar, falsehoods or are widely off-topic
- Comments that Libel, incite, threaten or make ad hominem attacks on students, staff, guests or others
- Personal attacks or name calling of students, staff, or other individuals
- Complaints of any nature that specifically identify individuals
- Comments that are inciting disrespect, hate, harassment or bullying nature
- Comments selling products or promoting commercial or other ventures (Spam)
- Comments advertising businesses or items that are not related to the operations of KCKPS
Social media sites are third party applications and do have their own Terms of Services and Policies that are not governed by the district.
Did you know that only one out of every three Kansas adults aged 18 years and older are aware of the tobacco quit line services?
KCKPS is proud to be a Tobacco Free district. That is why all of our buildings are part of the KanQuit prevention initiative.
KanQuit also known as the KansasTobacco Quitline. This initiative is a free program designed to provide one-on-one coaching for Kansas residents who are ready to stop using tobacco products. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the program can be accessed online or by phone. The program is confidential and offers personalized support to each individual.
The Quitline can be reached by calling: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or by visiting: www.KSquit.org
Kansas Quitline Fact Sheet: https://www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/download/Quitline_Fact_Sheet.pdf
KCK Public Schools provides access for staff the use of computer technology for use of the Internet and transmission of data or other information across the network infrastructure. All users must share the responsibility for seeing that our technology resources are used in an effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner. It is an opportunity for staff to have access to these extraordinary resources and therefore, all users must agree that they will comply with these guidelines in accordance with Kansas Statute 21- 5839, the Kansas Children’s Internet Protection Act (Kansas Statute 75-2589), and Board of Education policies (See Policies GAT, IIBF IIBG, IIBGA & IIBGC).
- Use technology in a manner directed by administration and the district technology department.
- Use technology primarily for educational or district business purposes.
- Take care of any district equipment and report damages, problems, or inappropriate materials immediately to administration or the TIS department.
- Comply with all copyright, trademarks, and license restrictions, including citing Internet sources as you would all other reference materials.
- Keep devices secure and, if possible, password protected.
- Keep credentials for email and other resources confidential.
- Return all district technology upon leaving the district.
Staff Will NOT:
- Intentionally damage, disable, or hinder the performance (or attempt any of the previous) of any district technology system device, software, or network (inside or outside of the district).
- Download student or staff data on personal device.
- Share personal information about students on district websites or through any unsecured Internet communication without prior written consent.
- Connect a personal device to the district network.
- Provide their district device/devices for students to utilize at any point.
- Use their district device/devices for private commercial purposes, defined as offering or providing goods or service or purchasing goods or services for personal use.
- Share passwords or provide personal information to non-approved online sources.
- Use technology to transmit obscene, abusive, insulting, harassing, sexually explicit or threatening language to harass others. Download, store, distribute, or share any software or digital file (such as pictures, movies, music, software, or text) in violation of copyright laws.
- Intentionally access material through, or with, technology that would not be allowed for educational or district business purposes in your school if presented in other media.
- Access or attempt to access any system, file, directory, user account, or network to which you have not been granted access.
- Use technology in a manner that interrupts, disrupts or hinders the learning environment for you or students or otherwise interferes with district operations, as determined by the employee’s supervisor.
- Engage on any social media platform regarding school district business in a manner that has an adverse impact on district operations or negatively impacts staff’s ability to perform their job.
- Use devices when driving district-provided vehicles, when operating a vehicle in which a student is being transported when the transportation is provided as part of the employee’s job or when supervising students who are entering or exiting a vehicle, crossing thoroughfares or otherwise attempting to safely reach their destinations. (Board Policy GAT)
- Install, attempt to install, remove, attempt to remove or copy any software on a district owned technology device without prior authorization.
- Engage in hacking activities or participate in crypto-currency mining using KCK Public Schools electronic or network resources.
- Intentionally introduce malicious code or viruses into any electronic device or network resource.
- Take their device out of country without prior supervisor and Technology Services approval.
- Remove or alter name label and asset tag labels.
- Work on District issued devices outside of the classified staff member’s duty hours.
Additional Expectations For Staff With Personally Assigned Devices:
- Staff Will: Regularly save any information stored on a district device to an assigned cloud storage directory.
- Staff Will: Expect any device to be regularly inspected for inappropriate material, which might include unlicensed software or inappropriate content and software. Any inappropriate content or unlicensed software will be removed.
- Staff Will: Expect, without prior notice, any and all usage of the computer Network and Internet access, including, but not by way of limitation, email transmissions and receptions. Any information gathered during monitoring may be copied, reviewed, and stored. All such information files shall be and remain the property of the school district and no user shall have any expectation of privacy regarding his/her use of the computer Network or the Internet.
Personal Mobile Devices:
- Staff may bring personal mobile devices to work. Staff ARE NOT allowed to download any district data onto their personal devices.
- Staff who bring personal mobile devices to work shall have no expectation of privacy if the device is used by the staff member in the course of their assigned duties.
- Staff who access the district’s wireless network shall not have an expectation of privacy.
- Staff shall not have an expectation the district’s network will be available on a continuous basis and the district shall not be liable for any data or other losses of any kind, economic or otherwise, an employee may experience when using a personal mobile device at work.
- Staff shall not have an expectation they will be reimbursed for downloaded software or paid applications without prior authorization from the immediate supervisor.
- The district will not be responsible for any fees associated with a staff member’s use of a personal mobile device.
Interaction with Students:
- All electronic communication and/or interaction on social media platforms between staff and students must be professional, non-sexual, appropriate to the circumstances, and unambiguous in meaning.
- Staff shall restrict one-on-one electronic communication with individual students to accounts, systems, and platforms that are provided by and accessible to the District or with the prior express permission of both the principal or supervisor and the student’s parent/guardian.
- Staff shall restrict use of any personal device to take photographs or video recordings of students to class or school related activities only. Once the image or recording is no longer necessary to support the purpose of the educational activity, staff should remove it from their device.
Consequences For AUP Violations:
- Suspension from use of district technology.
- Suspension and discipline of employee.
- The district may notify law enforcement agencies.
- Any consequence outlined in Master Agreement or Classified handbook.
Any child living in the district may enroll part-time in the school district to attend any courses, programs, or services offered by the school district if the child:
- is also enrolled in a nonaccredited private elementary or secondary school or in any other private, denominational, or parochial school as required by law;
- requests to enroll part-time in the school district; and
- meets the age of eligibility requirements for school attendance.
District administrators shall make a good faith attempt to accommodate scheduling requests of students enrolling in the school district in these situations but shall not be required to make adjustments to accommodate every such request.
Part-time students, other than those specified previously in this policy, may enroll with the administration’s permission if they complete all paperwork in a timely fashion and are in attendance no later than September 19. Such part-time students may be admitted only to the extent that staff, facilities, equipment, and supplies are available, and the students follow the district’s student conduct policies and rules.