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Take the Pledge

Board President Randy Lopez tying a blue ribbon around a post in remembrance of students who have died

Save Our Kids. Save Our Community.


The Kansas City, Kansas School Board and school district ask you to join our initiative to curb the violence going on in the streets of Kansas City, Kansas. Over the past year USD 500 has lost 21 students, many of them to gun violence.

Today we ask you to join us as we say “Enough is Enough.”

By signing this pledge you are committing to making a difference, to speaking up, to keeping our streets safer for our students and for the community.

This is not just a Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools problem, this is a community problem. This is why we are asking not just families and students to sign our pledge for change, but for members of our community to join us in making a difference. Soon you will start seeing blue ribbons pop up around our community. That ribbon is just one sign to remind each and every one of us of the commitment we are entering into. In the coming weeks, the district will be announcing additional projects to help curb the violence. We thank you for your commitment, and we ask that each of you stay safe.

Thank you to those already showing support for our Enough is Enough program. We know it takes a village, and we are asking the community to unite for the future of our students.

A BIG THANK YOU to the Kansas Health Foundation  for supporting the program through grant funding. Today we are happy to announce all KCKPS buildings have banners showing their support along with a number of our community partners.

We have more much more to come this school year.