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I wanted to share a report from KMBC TV political reporter Micheal Mahoney.

20 Pounds Of Headlines

They word ‘interim’ is no longer part of Dr. Stephen Green’s title at the head of the Kansas City School District.
TheKansas City School Board gave Green a 2-year contract today valued at $250,000 per year plus potential bonuses. It also provides for two one-year extensions.
Board President Airick West called Green “a great leader”, during a short news conference after the contract meeting Monday.
Green took over as the acting superintendent in September of 2001 after the unexpected resignation of John Covington. Covington’s surprise departure for another job in Michigan jolted the district and the state. The district had just been told it was being stripped of it’s accreditation. The turmoil has led to moves in the state legislature to take over the district. Green is pledging to restore at least provisional accreditation after this month’s round of state exams.
He and West also say they want to grow…

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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