A Kansas City Public Schools board member said at a community forum earlier this month that he would like the district to become a boring, non-story location for TV cameras and news reporters.
The school district may be on its way to that kind of good-news end. For the third year in a row Kansas City Public Schools has earned a perfect score from an independent financial and compliance auditor.
Auditors McGladrey and Welch & Associates found that Kansas City schools met or exceeded financial compliance standards across 12 areas reviewed by the firms, a report at the school board meeting last Wednesday noted. In comparison, the auditors listed 13 findings in 2009 and 12 in 2010.
That’s in addition to the district regaining provisional accreditation this year, reopening two middle schools, offering free breakfasts and lunches to all students and expanding its early childhood education program. Superintendent Stephen Green’s target for 2015 is full accreditation.
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If he makes that happen, it will be a big story that will bring out all of the Kansas City area news media.