“This is the summation of serious, concentrated and difficult discussions amongst a group whose sole focus was improving the education of the students of the Kansas City School District,” said Mayor James.
“The proposal is a starting point, not an ending point. It does, however, propose a bold and significant change that I, and others in the community, believe is necessary to serve the students and save the district. I, nor do any of the 30-plus community members who worked on this plan, take what is proposed lightly. I look forward to hearing the communities feedback,” said the Mayor.
The entire letter is now available to the public on the Mayor’s new website, which launched today: http://www.kcmayor.org/. Citizens are encouraged to leave comments and suggestions regarding the proposal.
Members of the committee that helped develop the recommendations will be available to the press this afternoon. The Mayor is out of town at a forum at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Boston, but has been in close contact with Commissioner Nicastro.
Media availability with members of the group convened by Mayor James will be in the Mayor’s Office today at City Hall beginning at 1:30 p.m.