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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District News

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.

LINC Commission Meeting Monday, Sept. 19th

The LINC Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 18th from 4-6 pm at the Kauffman Foundation. The public is invited to attend.


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.

Citizens to explore crime increase in Kansas City during K.C.P.T. Crime Caucus

Kansas City area residents are invited to The Crime Caucus: A Citizen Summit on Crime to explore and discuss issues regarding the increase in crime and how to make neighborhoods safer. Atteendees will also be the first to view extended scenes from the  latest K.C.P.T. documentary: Our Divided City.