Debate Kansas City Debating Education Funding In Kansas By Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff • Feb 10, 2016 Should the current funding model for Kansas schools be changed? On this edition of Up to Date, we talk with three young people who debated that issue February 9 as part of Debate KC. Guests: Alex Trobaugh is a senior at Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas. Candace Villanueva is a graduate of Sumner Academy and currently works for Johnson County Community College. Kayla Gilmore is a student at Emporia State University. KCPS Alumni Debate The District's Future By Sylvia Maria Gross • Feb 13, 2012 Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR The first legislative hearings about Kansas City Public Schools began in Jefferson City on January 31, 2012. The latest bill would dissolve the district, parceling the schools out to neighboring districts for management.