LINC in the Kansas City Public Schools

A student at Foreign Language Academy decorates her pumpkin at the 2012 Lights On Afterschool celebration.

LINC has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools since 1992. In a time when the district has been facing serious financial changes, LINC provides services that support children and families while allowing district staff to carry out their responsibilities of educating students.

Dr. Mark T. Bedell is the district superintendent.

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LINC Commission Meeting Monday, Nov. 21st

The LINC Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 21st from 4-6 pm at the Kauffman Foundation. The public is invited to attend.

Download the meeting booklet.


KCPS earns high marks on path to full accreditation

For the first time in about 30 years KCPS has earned the points to become a fully accredited school system. This year's APR is the latest in a remarkable comeback for KCPS. The school system's APR results have improved by more than 75 points in just four years, and the results increased 8.5 points over 2015 totals.

Video: Randi Weingarten visits Woodland Early Learning Community School

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, visited and toured Woodland Early Learning Community School while on a stop in Kansas City. Joining Weingarten on the tour were Dr. Mark Bedell, KCPS Superintendent, and Andrea Flinders, President of the Kansas City Federation of Teachers and School-Related Personnel.

New KCPS Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell speaks to LINC Commission

New Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell speaks about his vision and plans for the district at the July 2016 LINC Commission Meeting.

KCPS Summerfest 2016 helps families get ready for school

KCPS Summerfest 2016 featured free food, athletic competitions, fun and educational games, backpack and school supplies giveaways, live entertainment, free physicals and student immunizations. The festival included a wide variety resources and activities, as well as celebrity guests.

KCTR addressing a shortage of teachers

The Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) is actively recruiting individuals to become teachers in urban schools and directly address a shortage of teachers.

KCPS to host Summerfest back to school event, Aug. 6

Kansas City Public Schools will host a free Summerfest Back to School Festival to give families a day of fun while also taking care of back-to-school business.

The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., at 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Troost Caring Communities students receive new backpacks and school supplies

Students in the LINC Before and After-School at Troost Elementary in the Kansas City Public Schools each received a new backpack filled with school supplies.

Attucks students learn history through theater

Third through fifth grade students from Crispus Attucks Elementary in the Kansas City Public Schools learned about the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 in a special workshop presented by The Coterie.

Wheatley LINC program reaches out to the community

Fifty snowmen have been placed in the community around Wheatley Elementary School in Kansas City Public Schools. "Kindness is COOL" reads the sticker placed on the snowmen to encourage positivityand awareness in the community.