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KC Star:
The Kansas City school board, yearning for steady leadership, held its course Wednesday.
Airick Leonard West learned at noon he had won his write-in race, and then was elected unanimously by board members later in the evening to carry on as board president.
The board also swore in three new members, maintaining a strong majority in support of Superintendent Steve Green and the blueprint for regaining accreditation.
Curtis Rogers and Marisol Montero won the other write-in races. They joined Jon Hile as new board members.
“Now more than ever,” West said after the meeting, “the community, board members, teachers and families recognize that the big-picture issues to restore achievement are more important than the small issues that divide us.”
Said retiring board member Ray Wilson: “What this district needs, more than anything, is stability.”
The new board has more to deal with beyond student achievement.
It’s also hoping…

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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