KCPS signs superintendent to five-year contract

Salary stays same with incentives for improvement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green has signed a new, five-year contract to lead the district.

His annual salary will stay at $250,000, with the possibility of increases based on the district's accreditation status during the contract period.

Green has been superintendent since April 2012, after serving as interim superintendent since August 2011.

Citing inadequate scores on a variety of student-performance tests, the Missouri Board of Education stripped KCPS of accreditation in 2011. The local school board had hoped to regain provisional accreditation when the state board met again this week to consider its progress.

However, the state board declined to give the Kansas City district provisional accreditation at this time.

Green holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and composition, and a master's degree in in English literature. He received his doctorate in 1995 from Indiana University with two majors: curriculum and instruction and education administration.

Green is the former president and CEO of Kauffman Scholars Inc., whose goal is to increase the number of college graduates from Kansas City's urban schools.

Before joining Kauffman Scholars, Green was superintendent of Community School District #28 and a local instructional superintendent in Region 3 for the New York City Board of Education.

Green also serves on the boards of directors of United Way of Greater Kansas City and KCPT Public Television. He is married, and has four children and three grandchildren.

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