The KCMSD con­tin­ues to shrink. Enrollment is now below 17,000 stu­dents and ranks sev­enth in the metro area behind North Kansas City and Kansas City, Kansas. Just 10 years ago, there were more than 35,000 stu­dents. KCMSD is plan­ning more school clo­sures and staff reduc­tions to “right-size” its oper­a­tions as a result. According to Rebecca Lee-Gwin, the District’s Chief Financial Officer, now more than ever “we have to have effi­cient man­age­ment.”

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