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Legislation #: 090998 Introduction Date: 12/3/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOHNSON, FORD, SHARP, CIRCO, CURLS, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOLLY, MARCASON, RILEY, SANDERS BROOK, SKAGGS AND FUNKHOUSER
Title: Congratulating the Park Hill School District on being the first school to win the Missouri Quality Award.

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12/2/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/3/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090998

 

Congratulating the Park Hill School District on being the first school to win the Missouri Quality Award.

 

WHEREAS, the Park Hill School District received the Missouri Quality Award and is the first school district in the 17-year history of this award to earn the distinction; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Quality Award is recognized as one of the strongest state-level quality award programs in the country and is the official state recognition for excellence in quality leadership; and

 

WHEREAS, the objective of the Missouri Quality Award process is to promote an understanding of the requirements for performance excellence and continuous improvement and to stimulate sharing of improvement information on successful performance strategies and the benefits derived from using these strategies; and

 

WHEREAS, Park Hill maintains a reputation for educational excellence in the region and throughout the State of Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, the Park Hill School District serves 10,159 kindergarten through 12th grade students and approximately 500 pre-kindergarten students; and

 

WHEREAS, Park Hill is committed to maintaining a knowledgeable staff with 91% of Park Hill administrators having earned advance degrees and more than 80% of the teachers possessing advanced degrees, as well as 36 district teachers having earned the National Board Teacher Certification which is the highest measure of professional teaching excellence; and

 

WHEREAS, Park Hill also has received an internationally recognized mark of quality when it achieved AdvancED District Accreditation with the district being only a handful in Missouri to receive this elite accreditation; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Park Hill School District on being the first school to win the Missouri Quality Award; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dennis Fisher, Jeff Klein, Mark Miles, Nicole Kirby, Gina Chambers, Paul Kelly, and Laurie Burgess in token of the highest esteem with which the Park Hill School District is held by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City.

 

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