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Business, economic leaders celebrate KCPS accreditation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local business leaders are optimistic for what the future holds for the city’s economy following Kansas City Public Schools restored full accreditation.

“It’s critical for this city and for the city’s future to have a thriving public school system. We have to have it and our kids deserve it,” Barkley president Dan Fromm said.

Joe Reardon, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, says kids are now better positioned to contribute to the city’s future.

“That’s our economy that benefits because they’re going to grow up to be great Kansas Citians that can fully participate in all the great things that we’re trying to build in Kansas City in our economy,” he said.

KCPS’ full accreditation doesn’t just mean potential financial investment in the city — according to Fromm it means investing in people who will come to Kansas City to live and work here.

“We, like others, are in the business of…

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