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Kansas City School Board Results In, Finally

Apr 13, 2016

Three seats for the KCPS board will be filled by write-in candidates.
Credit Courtesy photo / Kansas City Public Schools

More than a week after the election, the Kansas City Public Schools board is complete.

The Kansas City Election board announced Wednesday that John Fierro, Natalie Lewis and Ajia Morris won seats on the board. All three were write-in candidates and so were their only challengers, which delayed the results.

Lewis spent two decades working in the private sector before she became a teacher. She beat architect Albert Ray for the sub-district 1 seat.

Fierro is the president of the Mattie Rhodes Center. He won the in sub-district 3 against Marisol Montero.

Ajia Morris, a vice-president at Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, defeated two other write-in candidates, Bryan Dial and Catina Taylor in sub-district 5. Taylor, a substitute teacher in the district, allegedly offered students extra credit for helping her campaign.

Jennifer Wolfsie also won an at-large seat. She was the only candidate whose name actually appeared on the ballot and didn’t face a challenger.

Maria Carter the news director at KCUR 89.3. Follow her on Twitter @mariacarter or send story ideas to maria@kcur.org.