KCUR News
11:20 pm
Sun April 6, 2008

Kansas City, Missouri School Board Elections

KANSAS CITY, MO – Penmanship may play an important role in shaping the next Kansas City, Missouri school board. Not the candidates' handwriting skills - but the voters'.

Although many see the future of the school district as key to the city's development, the only truly contested races are between write-in candidates. And even the winners of unopposed races might be thrown out if the entire system's subdistricts are redrawn. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross explains the situation.

Kansas City district residents will have a final chance to hear from most of the candidates, and the mayor, on April 7, 2008 at a discussion at 6:30 p.m. at the Westport Roanoke Community Center. Find more information about this event here.

At-Large
Airick Leonard West
Emanuel Cooper, Jr (write-in)
Joyce Huggins (write-in)
Ralph Reucher (write-in)

First Subdistrict
Dolores Arzola (write-in)
Arthur Benson(write-in)
Kory Gallagher (write-in)

Third Subdistrict
Duane Kelly

Fifth Subdistrict
Ray Wilson

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