The North Kansas City School District shall attempt to provide continuous progress in education to
fit the needs of individuals of the community. In meeting these needs, the district may provide
programs beyond those offered during the regular school day. The district will pursue all available
state or federal aid for its extended instructional programs.
The Board may provide school facilities for the purpose of maintaining and expanding programs and
services for persons interested in adult education. Such programs shall be commensurate with the
needs of the community. The Board may provide administrative, ancillary and other supportive
services needed to enhance the quality of the adult education program; however, the program shall
be provided only out of revenue derived by the school district from sources other than state
The critical importance of the early years in determining the educational development of children
is recognized by the Board. Insofar as resources permit, programs designed to help meet the
physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of preschool age children are encouraged.
The district will provide services to students with disabilities beginning at age three (3) in
accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and as required by other
Extended School Year
Extended school year (ESY) services may be necessary to provide a child with a disability a free
appropriate public education pursuant to the law of special educational services. A student’s
Individualized Education Program (IEP) team will determine whether ESY services are necessary
and the length, nature and type of services to be provided.
Extended-Day Child Care
The district may establish before- and after-school child care programs for students between the ages
of five (5) and 14 and for the children of students. The district may establish such a program directly
or with any not-for-profit corporation.
Reading Improvement Instruction (Grades K-3)
The district may provide a program of reading improvement instruction for students in kindergarten
through third grade who do not meet the district's objectives for reading. Students receiving such
instruction can be counted toward additional average daily attendance for extra hours of instruction
falling outside the traditional school day.
Reading Improvement Instruction (Grades 3-6)
The district will design and implement a reading improvement plan with at least 30 hours of
additional reading instruction or practice outside the regular school day for students in grades four
(4) through six (6) who do not meet minimum standards on the district’s reading assessment, as
required by law. The district will also design and implement reading improvement plans for students
determined prior to the beginning of any school year to have a cognitive ability insufficient to meet
minimum reading standards for students in grades three (3) through six (6), as required by law.
Remediation as a Condition of Promotion
The district requires remediation as a condition of promotion to the next grade level for any student
identified by the district as failing to master skills and competencies established for that particular
grade level. The superintendent or designee shall determine which skills and competencies must be
mastered, how they are to be assessed and what remediation is appropriate. The district may operate
remediation programs outside the regular school day, including summer school. Such remediation
shall recognize that different students learn differently and shall employ methods designed to help
those students achieve at high levels. The district will pursue all available state or federal aid for
The district shall establish a summer school program for reading instruction with a minimum of 40
hours of reading instruction and practice for all students with a reading improvement plan. The
district may offer a pre-kindergarten summer school to students who will reach the age of five (5)
before August 1 of the school year beginning in that calendar year. Summer school may also be
utilized for remediation as a condition of promotion.
Supplementary Educational Services
The district may be required to arrange for provision of free supplementary educational services to
low-income students who attend a school that has been identified for school improvement as
required by law. The district will notify parents of children eligible to receive these services and
provide these parents with a list of state-approved service providers in the area, a description of the
services available and, if requested, assist the parents in selecting a provider.
The district, in consultation with the parents and the provider, will develop a plan for improving the
student’s achievement for every child receiving services. The plan will articulate how progress
reports will be shared with the parents and the school. This plan will be consistent with the IEP of
any student receiving special services under IDEA.
The district may provide a violence prevention instructional program. The program shall instruct
students of the negative consequences of membership in or association with criminal street gangs
or street gang activity, encourage nonviolent conflict resolution of problems facing youth, present
alternative constructive activities for the students and encourage community participation in program
instruction. The program shall be administered as appropriate for different grade levels and shall
not be offered for academic credit. The district will contact the Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education for guidance in establishing a violence prevention instructional program and
will apply for any available state or federal aid.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Legal Refs: §§ 160.053, .500, 161.650, 167.290 - .310, .645, 171.091, 178.280, .290, .693, .695,
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 - 1487
34 C.F.R. Part 300
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110
North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, Missouri
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