Senior Tax Exchange Program

  • Thank you for your interest in applying to be a STEP participant in NKC Schools! Applicants are welcome to submit an application, however due to safety precautions we are not currently adding new STEP participants to the program at this time. We look forward to returning to our open process in the near future. 

    The District Partners in Education program will communicate with applicants once our enrollment process re-opens. 

  • The Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) is an opportunity for senior citizens to provide service to North Kansas City Schools and in exchange receive credit toward payment of Clay County real estate taxes. Any senior who is 62 years of age or older, receives social security, and owns taxable real estate property within the district is eligible to apply. STEP participants have the flexibility of choosing when and how many hours per week he or she works. Participants receive a maximum tax credit of 78 hours per calendar year.

    Click here to print an application. Applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed when a vacancy occurs.

    Funding for STEP is provided through the NKC Schools district budget and a grant from Clay County Senior Services.

    Clay County Senior Services

    For more information, contact Athena Graham, Partners in Education Coordinator, (816) 321-4696.