Board of Education
The Board is an elected group of seven individuals who volunteer their services to the school district and its' constituents. They are elected to three year terms. As members, the state charges them with the responsibility of providing educational opportunities for the children of the school district through determining policies and evaluating results. The Board meets in regular session the fourth Monday of each month.
To contact the Board call 349-3310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center School District strives for excellence in our schools where all students are expected to learn and grow.
All students will demonstrate high achievement, character, and teamwork in a diverse community.
At Center Schools, we value . . .
- Meet The Board
- Letter From The President
- Board Meeting Dates
- Special Meetings
- Board Agendas/Packets
- Board Minutes
- BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE ELECTION
- Superintendent Search
Rebecca Lahann, Board President - Rebecca was elected to the Board in April, 2018 and as Board president September, 2019. Rebecca and her family have lived in the district since 2013 and have three children attending Center schools. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Stephens College and worked professionally as a stage manager prior to her 16+ years as a public sector human resources professional. This public-sector tenure has allowed her to work with and learn form employees representing a wide-range of career ladders and opportunities. Rebecca and her family are active members of Cub Scouts and Troop 62 out of Boone Elementary, where she currently serves as the Tiger Cub Den Leader.
The district is filled with committed and caring families, administrators, teachers and community members. She is excited to partner with them to build on the great things already happening in our district, address the challenges and ensure our students received a high-quality education whether they are with us for one year, five years or their entire K-12 experience. You may reach Rebecca at email@example.com.
Paul Kramschuster, Board Vice President - Paul was elected to the Board in April of 2018 and elected as Vice President April, 2019. He has nearly two decades of experience as a classroom teacher, most of it in south Kansas City. Paul believes that public education is foundational to democracy and believes that the interests of the public should be emphasized in very aspect of public education. He believes that the schools are here to serve the students and families of the district and he pledges to work to create full transparency and accountability in all of his wok on the Board. Paul is grateful for this opportunity to serve, and grateful to the Center teachers, administration and support staff for providing his children with such wonderful instruction and support. He is also grateful to the Center community for making his family feel so welcome, and for being an important part of his life, and the lives of his family members. As a Board member, he will work tirelessly to make sure he is serving the public well. You may reach Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcie Calvin - Marcie was appointed to the Board in April, 2016. She was elected as President April of 2019 and served through September 2019. She has been a Center resident and advocate since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UMKC School of Dentistry and has been employed by Brookside Dental Center for 20 years. Marcie was a board member of the UMKC Dental Hygiene Alumni Association for 15 years, serving as board President in 2008-2009. She also served on the UMKC SOD Community Outreach Committee and the UMKC Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee. Her husband, Jeff, has been employed by Cerner for more than 25 years as a Senior Support Tech. Marcie's flexible work schedule, since the birth of her two children, has afforded her time to be an active Center parent. She has worn nearly every PTA hat since her children started school and insisted there is no better way to get to know teachers, staff and, most importantly, the students. She is excited to have the opportunity to serve her Center Family in a new and different capacity. A self-professed people person, Marcie enjoys the art of communication and encourages the exchange of ideas. Her priority is, and always will be, the kids and their right to a prodigious education in a supportive environment. Hard work and dedication by our quality educators, staff, administration and students have made Center the amazing school district it is today. She is happy to be a part of the journey for continued academic excellence and proud to be a Yellowjacket! You may reach Marcie at email@example.com or 816-941-4814.
Beverly Cunningham - Beverly was elected to the Center Board of Education in 2010. She served as President from April of 2018, to April of 2019. She is a proud Center parent of two children. Beverly is active in the community as a parent leader with Girl Scouts of NE Kansas/NW Missouri. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. As a member of the Center School Board, Beverly would like to improve efforts for increasing achievements in MAP and APR scores within the district, improve parental involvement with school activities and teacher relations as well as continuing to support school and community relationships with local businesses. In addition, she would like to assist with student engagement in the area of learning and ensure that all students receive a quality education. You may reach Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-506-2880
Dr. Ronald Fritz - Ron was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2019. He is a retired Missouri Public School Educator with over 35 years of experience as a Teacher/Coach, Athletic Director, Safety Coordinator, Character Education liaison and High School Principal. Following his service in public schools Ron accepted a position in a Christian school as their high school principal. He has served school districts in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Ron received his Educational doctorate degree from St. Louis University. He also obtained a Specialist Degree from Southwest Missouri State University in school superintendency and a Master’s degree in school principalship from Southeast Missouri State University.
Ron believes education plays a significant role to future successes in life as well as being a useful citizen in society. He believes no one can neglect the importance of education because education reduces the challenges of life that one might face.
Dr. Fritz has two sons, both are educators. In addition, Ron has four grandchildren attending district schools. His goal for the district is to achieve and maintain excellence in all we do. As a Board of Education member, Ron will work tirelessly to achieve district goals and hold himself as well as others accountable. Ron can be reached at email@example.com.
Joe Nastasi - Joe was elected to the Center School Board in 2005. He was elected vice-president of the board in 2006 and was elected Board president in 2010 where he served until 2018. In 2011, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City. He is an attorney and has his own private law practice in the South Waldo area. Joe and his wife, Angie, have lived in the Center district for 20 years. They 3 children, all graduates of Center School District.
Prior to his election to the Board, he served the district and youth in a variety of ways including: Co-chairman of the 2004 Bond Election Campaign Committee, Co-President of the Boone PTA and a member of the Red Bridge YMCA Community Advisory Council. Joe has served as Cubmaster and Den Leader in Pack 62, currently is the Pack Committee Chairman, member of Troop 62’s parent committee and youth sports coach through the Red Bridge YMCA.
His goals for the Center School district include continued academic achievement, being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers and helping to create a stronger sense of community in the Center district. He is proud that the Center School District has achieved the distinction of being the top performing urban school district in the state of Missouri. He would like to see our board, administration, staff and students continue to reach for excellence in everything they do in the Center School District. You may reach Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-221-1896.
Danielle Quinn - Danielle was elected to the Board in April, 2019. Danielle is a long-time resident of South Kansas City who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Howard University (Washington, DC) and a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology (Overland Park, KS). She works as an associate pastor at large, at a community-focused congregation in Kansas City, Missouri. As her three children grew through the district, she has been a parent volunteer at Center Middle School and a registered volunteer with Center Friends Mentorship Program. She has also been an active and involved member of Boone Elementary's PTA, serving two years as PTA president, and served as a volunteer chaplain at a South Kansas City senior living facility. Her husband, Charles, is a former Center School Board member.
She envisions Center as a district where students can find the educational, relational, and emotional support they need to become well-adjusted, confident and independent members of society. Consequently, she strives for Center to be a place where students can exceed their own expectations, teachers feel valued and supported, parents actively participate in their child's education, and South Kansas City sees the District as a partner in developing the community. You may reach Danielle at email@example.com.
Stephanie Archie is the Board of Education Secretary. She can be reached at: 816.349.3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is both a privilege and honor to serve our community. Our goal is to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment focused on learning and student success. We believe in Center School District and will continue to support the wonderful work happening.
As one of the smaller school districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Center School District has prided itself in operating as a close-knit community working together to aide student's achievement and accomplishments. When students graduate from Center School District, they will become our community’s next generation. Our goal is to prepare them to become accomplished, professional community members.
As board members, we will remain focused on students and will continue to look for opportunities to improve all areas of education, including: curriculum, instruction, safety and security, community resources and partnerships. The District’s mission; “All students will demonstrate high achievement, character, and teamwork in a diverse community. Together, we achieve!”, will continue to guide and inform our work.
Thank you for entrusting your child's education with our district. We will strive for excellence and work to provide our students with the best education possible.
Center School Board President
2019-2020 Board Meetings
Meetings of the Center Board of Education for the 2019-2020 school year are scheduled as follows:
Monday, July 22, 2019 – Regular Meeting
Monday, August 26, 2019 – Regular Meeting
Monday, September 9, 2019 – Work Session
Monday, September 16, 2019 - Special Meeting, 6pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 – Special Meeting*/ Regular Meeting
*Prior to the Regular Meeting a Special Meeting will be held to set the Tax Levy. The Special Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and the Regular Meeting will begin at the conclusion of the Special Meeting.
Monday, October 7, 2019 –Work Session
Monday, October 28, 2019 – Regular Meeting
Monday, November 4, 2019 – Work Session, if needed @ 6pm
Monday, November 18, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Monday, December 16, 2019 – Regular Meeting (Third Monday)
Monday, January 6, 2020 - Superintendent Evaluation, Closed Mtg @ District Office, 6pm
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Monday, February 10, 2020 - Administrator Evaluations, Closed Meeting, District Office-Personnel - District Office, 6pm
Monday, February 24, 2020 – Regular Meeting
Monday, March 9, 2020 - Certified Staff Evaluations, Closed Meeting,Personnel, District Office, 6pm
Monday, March 23, 2020 – Regular Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2020 – Board Reorganization Meeting
Monday, April 27, 2020 – Regular Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2020 – Work Session
Monday, May 18, 2020 – Regular Meeting (Third Monday)
Friday, June 19, 2020 - Board Retreat Dinner
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - Board Retreat
Monday, June 22, 2020– Regular Meeting
Monday, July 27, 2020 – Regular Meeting
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at Boone Elementary School, 8817 Wornall Road, and begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Agendas are posted on the district Web site at www.center.k12.mo.us
Other Important Dates for Board Members –
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – District Holiday Reception - 3:00pm – 5:00pm, HS Cafeteria
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – District Retirement Dinner – 6:00pm – HS Cafeteria
Policy Review Committee Meeting 09-13-19
Policy Review Committee Meeting 04-18-18
Policy Review Committee Meeting 03-6-18
Policy Review Committee Meeting 02-21-18 * Cancelled
Policy Review Committee Meeting 11-7-17
Policy Review Committee Meeting 9-12-17
Policy Review Committee Meeting 3-9-17
Policy Review Committee Meeting 12-08-16
Policy Review Committee Meeting 10-25-16
Policy Review Committee Meeting 6-7-2016
Policy Review Committee Meeting 1-21-16
Policy Review Committee Meeting 6-16-15
Special Meeting 2-10-15
Special Closed Personnel Meeting 1/05/15 (not available)
Policy Review Committee Meeting 12-16-14
Policy Review Committee Meeting 10-29-14
Special Meeting - Supt Search 2/03/14
Simbli by eBOARDsolutions
Simbli by eBOARDsolutions is the Board's e-governance website. As part of the District’s ongoing commitment to open communication and a transparent school governance process, eBOARDsolutions allows anyone visiting the site to review Board meeting agendas and associated supporting documents, minutes of previous meetings, policies and other pertinent Board information.
Visit the eBOARDsolutions website at:
Please note - board agendas and packets previous to July 23 are posted as PDFs below.
**In order to view specific items within the Board Packet, click on the ribbon in the upper right corner within the document.
July 22, 2019 - Regular Session Board Agenda/Packet
July 22, 2019 - Board Policy Recommendations
July 22, 2019 - Closed Session Meeting Agenda
June 24, 2019 - Regular Session Board Agenda/Packet
June 22, 2019 - Board Retreat Agenda
June 10, 2019 - Special Closed Session Meeting Agenda
June 3, 2019 - Open Session Agenda/Packet
June 3, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
May 20, 2019 - Regular Session Board Packet
May 20, 2019 - Contracts approved by Board
May 20, 2019 - Regular Session Agenda
May 20, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
May 8, 2019 - Special Closed Session Agenda - Cancelled
May 6, 2019 - Work Session Packet
May 6, 2019 - Work Session Agenda
May 6, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
May 2, 2019 - Special Closed Session Agenda - Cancelled
April 22, 2019 - Regular Session Board Packet
April 22, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
April 22, 2019 - Regular Meeting Board Agenda
April 15, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
April 8, 2019 - Board Reorganization Meeting Agenda
March 25, 2019 - Regular Session Board Packet
March 25, 2019 - Regular Session Agenda
March 25, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
March 11, 2019 - Open Session Board Packet
March 11, 2019 - Open Session Agenda
March 11, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
February 25, 2019 Regular Session Board Packet
February 25, 2019 - Navitas Phase II Contract
February 25, 2019 Regular Session Agenda
February 25, 2019 Closed Session Agenda
February 11, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
January 28, 2019 - Regular Session Board Packet
January 28, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda
January 28, 2019 - Regular Session Board Agenda
January 22, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda - Supt Evaluation
January 14, 2019 - Closed Session Agenda - Postponed
January 14, 2019 - Open Session Agenda
January 7, 2019 - Special Work Session Meeting
January 7, 2019 - Closed Session Board Agenda
December 17, 2018 - Regular Session Board Packet
December 17, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda
December 17, 2018 - Closed Session Board Agenda
November 19, 2018 - Regular Session Board Packet including Agenda
November 19, 2018 - Closed Session Board Agenda
November 19, 2018 - Work Session Board Packet including Agenda
October 22, 2018 - Regular Session Board Packet including Agenda
October 22, 2018 - Policies recommended for adoption by MSBA & Administration
October 22, 2018 - Closed Session Agenda
October 8, 2018 - Work Session Board Meeting Packet including Agenda
September 24, 2018 -Regular Session Board Meeting Packet including Agenda
September 24, 2018-Special Session Board Meeting Packet including Agenda
September 24, 2018 - Closed Session Agenda
September 10, 2018 - Work Session Board Meeting Agenda
August 27, 2018 - Regular Session Board Packet
August 27, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda
August 27, 2018 - Work Session Agenda
July 23, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda & Packet * Personnel Addendum & Extra Duty for 2019 SY Added
June 25, 2018 Regular Session Board Packet including Agenda
2018-2019 Center School District Budget
June 25, 2018 Closed Session Agenda
June 22, 2018 - Board Retreat Agenda
June 5, 2018 Special Meeting Agenda - Board Candidate Interviews
May 21, 2018 - Regular Session Board Packet
May 21, 2018 - Board Policies to be approved
May 21, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda
May 7, 2018 - Board Meeting Cancelled
April 23, 2018 - Regular Session Board Packet
April 23, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda
April 9, 2018 - Board Reorganization Meeting Agenda
March 26, 2018 Regular Session - Policies Approved
March 26, 2018 - Regular Meeting Board Packet
March 26, 2018 - Closed Session Board Agenda
March 26, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda
March 26, 2018 - Board Policies to be approved
March 5, 2018 - Open Session Board Meeting
March 5, 2018 - Closed Session Board Meeting
February 26, 2018 - *Updated Regular Session Board Packet
February 26, 2018 - Closed Session Agenda
February 26, 2018 -Regular Session Agenda
February 5, 2018 - Closed Session Board Meeting Agenda
February 5, 2018 - Open Session Board Agenda
January 22, 2018 - Regular Meeting Board Packet
January 22, 2018 - Regular Session Board Agenda
January 22, 2018 - Closed Session Board Meeting
January 8, 2018 - Closed Session Board Meeting
December 18, 2017 Regular Session Board Packet
December 18, 2017 Board Policies recommended for approval
December 18, 2017 Regular Session Board Agenda
November 27, 2017 -Regular Session Board Packet
November 27, 2017 - Regular Session Agenda
November 13, 2017 Work Session Packet including Agenda
November 13, 2017 Closed Session Agenda
October 23, 2017 - Regular Session Board Packet
October 23, 2017 - Closed Session Agenda
October 23, 2017 - Regular Session Board Agenda
October 9, 2017 - Work Session Packet including Agenda
September 25, 2017 - Regular Session Board Packet
September 25, 2017 - Proposed Tax Rate for 2017-2018
September 25, 2017 Regular Session Board Agenda
September 11, 2017 - Work Session Board Agenda
August 28, 2017 - Regular Session Board Packet
August 28, 2017 - Contracts for Board Approval
August 28, 2017 - Regular Session Board Agenda
August 28, 2017 - Closed Session Board Agenda
August 9, 2017 - Special Meeting Agenda - Closed & Open Session *Updated Agenda***MEETING CANCELLED
August 7, 2017 - Special Meeting Agenda - Open Session**Due to developments that occurred today, the Board will be asked to amend the agenda to add a Closed Session to discuss individual personnel issues. Per Revised Statues of Missouri Section 610.21 (3) Personnel *Updated Personnel Report
August 1, 2017 - Special Meeting Agenda - Closed/Open Session
Simbli by eBOARDsolutions is the Board's e-governance website. As part of the District’s ongoing commitment to open communication and a transparent school governance process, Review Board meeting agendas, supporting documents, minutes of previous meetings, policies and other Board information.
Visit the eBOARDsolutions website and click the Meeting Tab on the top right corner, once you find the meeting date, click on the minute icon:
July 22, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
June 24, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
June 3, 2019 - Open Session Minutes
May 20, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
May 6, 2019 - Work Session Minutes
April 22, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
April 8, 2019 - Reorganization 2019-2020 Board Meeting Minutes
April 8, 2019 - Reorganization Meeting
March 25, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
March 11, 2019 - Open Session Minutes
February 25, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
January 28, 2019 - Regular Session Minutes
January 14, 2019 - Special Session Minutes
January 7, 2019 - Work Session Minutes
December 17, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
November 19, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
October 22, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
October 8, 2018 - Work Session Minutes
September 24, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
September 10, 2018 - Work Session Minutes
August 27, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
August 27, 2018 - Work Session Minutes
July 23, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
June 25, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
June 23, 2018 - Board Retreat Minutes
May 21, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
April 23, 2018 -Regular Session Minutes
April 9, 2018 - Reorganization Meeting Minutes - 2018-2019 School Board
April 9, 2018 - Reorganization Meeting
March 26, 2018- Regular Session Minutes
March 5, 2018 - Work Session Minutes
February 26, 2018 - Regular Session Minutes
February 5, 2018 - Open Session Minutes
January 22, 2018 - Regular Session Open Minutes
December 18, 2017 - Regular Session Minutes
November 27, 2017 - Regular Session Minutes
November 13, 2017 - Work Session Minutes
October 23, 2017 - Regular Session Minutes
October 9, 2017 - Work Session Minutes
September 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes
September 25, 2017 - Special Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2017 - Board Work Session Minutes
August 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes
August 7, 2017 - Special Meeting Minutes
August 1, 2017 - Special Meeting Minutes
Due to the "Stay Home" orders to stop the spread of COVID 19, the KCMO special election has been moved to Tuesday, June 2,2020 and this includes Center School District's Board of Education election.
Pursuant to Center School District policy and Missouri state law, the annual election of the Board of Education for Center School District #58 will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. There are 3 seats available, each for a 3-year term.
Below is the list of candidates as they will appear on the ballot.
Three-Year Term Candidates
Margo L. Simms-Hurst
Danielle C. Quinn
Bryce Thomas Shields
Membership to the board is open to residents of the Center School District #58 who have resided in the state for one year prior to the election, and are at least twenty-four years of age. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and resident taxpayers of the District.
If you have questions, please call Stephanie Archie, Board secretary, at 816-349-3310.
Dear Center School District Community,
Our district is embarking on the search for the next superintendent of schools and we are asking for your help! The Center School District Board of Education has approved Hazard, Young, & Attea (HYA) to aid them in conducting a superintendent search.
We will continue to communicate next steps as they become available.
Center School District Board of Education
Superintendent Search Information:
The Center School District seeks a new superintendent who is passionate about serving a small urban public school district that enjoys extensive community support as evidenced by a $48 million dollar bond issue that passed with overwhelming voter approval. The district is nestled in a diverse community and serves 2600 students in seven schools. Center School District and is located entirely within the boundaries of Kansas City, Missouri, and has ready access to the rich culture and broad resources of the city. Center’s community is very active with deep historical ties to the district’s schools.
Center School District has a long tradition of providing all students with challenging academics, full extracurricular offerings and other experiences to enhance the quality of the education and the lives of the students in the district. Their pathways programs are exemplary and the high school has been recognized as one of America’s Best High Schools (bronze) by U.S. News and World Report. Because of the diversity of our community, we seek candidates with strong cultural competencies, who will authentically value the full humanity of all of our community members.
The successful candidate will have a strategic vision and the ability to create an environment that respects, inspires and supports the academic, social and emotional development of our students. Our superintendent must have a proven track record of student academic growth and achievement and the ability to direct and inspire the leaders of our district to work collaboratively with staff, students, and the community. Leadership experience in an urban setting is highly preferred The successful candidate must have or be eligible for the Missouri superintendent certificate and agree to reside in the district within the first year of employment.