Make or Break: Decision Time for KCMO Schools airs Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—KCPT, in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, will convene a panel discussion with local and state education experts Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Truman Forum of the Kansas City Plaza Library. The program, Make or Break: Decision Time for KCMO Schools, will be captured and broadcast on KCPT, Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The panel discussion comes on the heels of a finalized plan by the Missouri State Board of Education to address the state’s unaccredited school districts. One of those is the Kansas City, Mo., school district, which has been operating without state accreditation since 2012. Coupled with a school transfer law set to go into effect this summer, the impact on the Kansas City district could be immense. But just as enormous is the ripple effect these two events could have on neighboring districts throughout the metro.
Moderator Nick Haines will examine the various issues and what they might mean to communities in and outside district boundaries. Audience members will be invited to share their own thoughts and concerns and pose questions to the panel of experts.
Education Experts will include:
Missouri Education Commissioner
Missouri Board of Education
Sen. David Pearce
Chair of Missouri Senate Education Committee
Dr. Steve Green
Superintendent, KCMO Schools