Crossroads Charter Schools Announces New Charter Sponsor

January 25, 2022

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Crossroads Charter Schools Approves New Charter Sponsor

KCPS to serve as charter sponsor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — January 25, 2022 — Following a unanimous vote on Jan. 12, 2022 by the board of directors of the recently fully accredited Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), the Crossroads Charter Schools’ board of directors also voted unanimously last night to approve KCPS as the new charter sponsor.

“Crossroads is enthusiastic about working with KCPS. We share common goals including a strong
commitment to serving all kids and creating a healthy educational ecosystem here in Kansas City. We are grateful to KCPS for their engagement throughout this process and encouraged by their commitment to being a good partner.” Tysie McDowell, Co-founder and Superintendent.

Sponsors in the state of Missouri provide oversight to charter schools to ensure compliance to applicable federal and state laws and regulations as it relates to academics, finances and operations. Last spring our current sponsor, the University of Central Missouri, announced they would no longer serve as a sponsor effective June 30, 2022. Since then, the CCS board of directors worked to identify and interview possible new sponsors. CCS is grateful to have been a valued partner with UCM since the beginning of their charter 10 years ago and look forward to continuing this success with KCPS.

About Crossroads Charter Schools
Crossroads Charter Schools is a network of schools, which offers a dynamic Pre-K – 12 education in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Currently serving nearly 1100 students, Crossroads Charter Schools offer a unique model that emphasizes community engagement and Real World Learning. More information about Crossroads Charter Schools is available at