Postscript: KCPS Accreditation And Property Tax Spike Coming Soon

Just a bit of math to finish Friday . . .

So many local justify property taxes for the sake of schools . . . 

However . . .

Whilst KCPS enrollment has declined nearly 80% in 40 years . . . Property taxes have continually spiked.

There's a plan for another increase in assessments very soon.

Even during the pandemic, courthouse officials warned that a 2023 property tax spike was inevitable.

And so . . .

An improvement in accreditation should be reason for celebration and maybe a discount. 

But probably not.

Read more via news links . . .

KCPS' restored accreditation is welcomed news for KCMO real estate market

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Another sector that will feel the effects of Kansas City Public Schools' full accreditation is Kansas City real estate, impacting home buyers and sellers. Kate Bender is a KCPS parent of two, and her family has a new house.

Jackson County Executive congratulates KCPS on receiving full accreditation status

January 11, 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement regarding today's announcement that Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has received full accreditation: "Today, I am thrilled to congratulate Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell, School Board members and the entire KCPS community on this well-deserved achievement.

Five things to know about KCPS getting full accreditation

Delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning A donation to The Beacon goes beyond the newsroom. We amplify community voices, share resources and investigate systems, not just symptoms. The Beacon in your inbox. In-depth reporting delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited for the first time in a decade.

Business, economic leaders celebrate KCPS accreditation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local business leaders are optimistic for what the future holds for the city's economy following Kansas City Public Schools restored full accreditation. "It's critical for this city and for the city's future to have a thriving public school system.

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