Schools First en Mayor's 'School's First' Program Greeted By Silence In Committee <p>Kansas City, Mo. – The first phase of Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser's "Schools First" program was sidelined in a council committee meeting yesterday. Nobody moved to vote on the ordinance, meaning it doesn't go to the full council and is very unlikely to make the August ballot.</p> Fri, 14 May 2010 14:36:56 +0000 Steve Bell 6622 at First Small Step For "Schools First" Plan <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d18237e905a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d18237e905a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d18237e905a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Mayor Mark Funkhouser got a start on his "schools first" initiative Wednesday when a city council committee endorsed plans for a School Support communications program based at City Hall.</p> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 05:33:13 +0000 Steve Bell 6551 at