Voters in the North Kansas City School District will have one choice to make in the April general election. Four candidates — including one incumbent — are competing to fill a one-year term in office, while two other incumbents are running uncontested for three-year terms in office.
Dixie Youngers is the board member being challenged by Kevin Corlew, Lee Morris and Paula Pattillo for the one-year term. Terry Stone and Terrence R. Ward are the two incumbents who have filed to retain their seats.
So far, only Patillo has completed this year’s KC Education Enterprise candidate survey.
School board members are citizens who volunteer without pay to determine the policies the superintendent uses to administer the district. The superintendent works for them, and they are responsible for tasks such as long-range planning, establishing the salaries and benefits of certified teachers, approving the annual budget and calling elections for tax levies and bond proposals.
Sample ballots for the North Kansas City school board race are available from the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners.
Elections will take place Tuesday, April 2, on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
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