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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