Officials for Kansas City Public Schools rolled out their master plan for the district on Wednesday night, calling for student, teacher and administrator moves and a new district-sponsored charter school.
The plan calls for moving the students, teachers and administrators who make up Wendell Phillips Elementary School into the building that is Crispus Attucks Elementary, a school that district officials for now are calling Phillips at Attucks.
The Phillips building would become a district-sponsored charter school — Kansas City Neighborhood Academy — backed by the Urban Neighborhood Initiative and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Also, the district’s budget-neutral plan calls for the African-Centered Preparatory Academy to function as a comprehensive neighborhood school.
▪ Close Southwest Early College Campus and Satchel Paige Elementary School.
▪ Reconfigure school attendance boundaries.
▪ Reduce the distances students walk to school.
▪ Reduce the numbers of students per classroom phased in over two years.
▪ Implement college and career pathways for high schools.
▪ Phase in, over two years, year-round school for four of the lowest-performing elementary schools starting with Benjamin Banneker Elementary in June 2017.
The school board will vote on the plan Feb. 24.
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