KC school board grants 40K raise for superintendent Mark Bedell

Kara Marxer
April 12, 2019 - 6:51 am
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Kansas City, MO - Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell has signed a three-year contract extension that includes a raise of $40,000 per year. 

The currently-seated school board's final vote approved the contract, which raises Bedell's salary to $265,000 per year and adds new insurance benefits. The contract term begins July 1. 

Bedell described himself as "extremely excited" about the opportunity to stay with the Kansas City Public School district for another three years and attempt to regain full accreditation for the district.

In February, KCPS announced it had received an 82.9 percent rate on its 2018 annual performance report. A 70 percent rate is the cutoff score for full accreditation.

One of the biggest challenges in urban education is turnover, Bedell said.

"What the board decision really means is that we have another three years together to provide the stability and consistency needed to move this district forward," Bedell said.

 

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