Congratulations, Kansas City Public Schools, you now have:
- A New Superintendent
- A New School Board
- A Plan to achieve Accreditation
After months of uncertainty in the wake of Dr. John Covington’s departure for Detroit, there is a sense of relief and a return to stability in the Kansas City Public Schools. A respected interim superintendent with a local record of success leading the Kauffman Scholars, Dr. R. Stephen Green, Ed. D. has agreed to lead the district as superintendent with what amounts to a four-year contract. His leadership and belief in the importance of community involvement in the district’s transformation plan will be supported by the new board, who this week took the next steady step by unanimously electing Airick Leonard West as president and Crispin Rea as vice president. Newly elected board members Jon Hile, Marisol Montero, and Curtis Rogers attended their first meeting and made it clear they are motivated to help Kansas City regain accreditation while maintaining local control and participation in the city’s schools.
Congratulations also to the young scholars who will be well-served by the vision and commitment of Superintendent Green, Board President West, Vice President Rea, and the passion and enthusiasm of the board.