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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has partnered with Finalsite to bring you a new district website, as well as new individual public school websites.

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has partnered with Finalsite to bring you a new district website, as well as new individual public school websites.

Each new site is designed to be as easy to access as possible, with more intuitive language translation, and is responsive to the device that you use to access the internet, whether a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

More helpful technology will be forthcoming from both KCKPS and Finalsite in the coming months for parents and students. If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department with any inquiries.

KCKPS Boosts Efforts to Recruit New Staff for the 2022-23 School Year

The KCKPS District is kicking off several hiring campaigns as well as offering recruitment sessions to help hire new staff for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The district is looking to hire teachers (K-12), substitute teachers, bus drivers, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, school nurses, nutritional service workers, support staff and more.

Open House/Career Fairs:  

  • There will be an open house, information session for retired teachers on Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Carl B. Bruce Middle School, located at 2100 N. 18th St. in KCK 
  • There will be a certified and classified career fair Thursday, July 28 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Carl B. Bruce Middle School
  • The August 4th certified, and classified career fair takes place from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and will be held at KCKPS Central Office, located at 2010 N. 59th St. in KCK. 

**All full-time new hires will receive a $1500 sign on bonus ​after 90 days for joining the KCKPS District team. All part-time new hires will receive a $750 signing bonus ​after 90 days. Substitute employees will receive a pro-rated amount and some substitute positions will receive benefits.    

Bus Drivers Wanted: 

Those who join the team will receive their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), free training, and a free physical exam. New hires will also receive a minimum of $20.80 per hour and a $1500 signing bonus after 90 days. If a new hire refers another bus driver and they join the KCKPS District, the new hire who referred another bus driver will receive an additional $100 referral bonus. 

Retired Teachers Wanted:

Retired teachers who join the KCKPS family will continue to receive their ​KPERS retirement benefits. Retired teachers must have met the KPERS waiting period. Once hired, KCKPS will pay for KPERS penalties ​and for medical and other benefits, if needed. Those who join the KCKPS District will also receive $1500 signing bonus after 90 days.   

Applications for all open positions are accepted on the district's Human Resources portal.

The KCKPS District serves more than 20,000 students and their families in Wyandotte County, Kansas, and is one of the most diverse communities in the country. 

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As school supplies begin filling the shelves at local stores, KCKPS is excited to announce that the district will again provide school supplies for ALL of our students.

Early childhood through 12th-grade students will receive their pencils, pens, notebooks, binders, crayons, scissors, and index cards on the first day of school. Some age groups will also receive earbuds.

The only purchase that parents or guardians are asked to make is:

  • Backpacks: all age groups
  • Pencil Box: Early Childhood-5th Grade

We are looking forward to another great year in USD 500. For any questions, please reach out to your child’s school.

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The Back to School Fair Committee and KCKPS have partnered for the 23rd annual Wyandotte County Back to School Fair, Saturday, August 6, at F. L. Schlagle High School and North Central Office Campus, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This fun-filled event is an opportunity for all students across Wyandotte County to receive much needed school supplies, backpacks, hygiene kits, books and more. Organizers plan to hand out at least 3,000 backpacks at the event, while supplies last.

Sports physicals will also be offered to students as well as recommended school immunizations, COVID test kits and vaccines, as well as health screenings, such as dental and vision, at no cost.

Leaders of the Enough is Enough campaign, which is an anti-crime prevention group, will be in attendance. They’ll be offering important information on conflict resolutions among students, along with games, live music, and treats.

The Wyandotte County Back to School Fair event is important because it helps get students off to a positive school year. They don’t have to worry about not having the right supplies, or other necessities for class. The fair also makes going back to school a little easier for parents. The heavy burden of making sure their child is ready for class is lifted.

Students will be required to register upon arrival. Parents must also provide proof of residence in Wyandotte County.

Families will have the opportunity to register and pre-enroll their child for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Last year’s Wyandotte County Back to School Fair was drive-through only due to Covid-19 concerns. But this year, the fair will be in-person at F. L. Schlagle High School, located at 2214 N. 59th St. in Kansas City, KS.

The Back to School Fair Committee is comprised of caring members of the Wyandotte County Community, who are dedicated to improving the lives of our students.

For more information, you can visit the KCKPS district website at or by calling Markl Johnson, 913-609-0140.