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Write-In Candidates On Their Vision For KC Public Schools

The future of the Kansas City School District is in the hands of write-in candidates. Three of the four races voters will decide on April 5 will be filled by write-in votes. On this edition of Up To Date, we speak with the three people vying for the 5th sub-district seat.


  • Catina Taylor has been a teacher in both public and private schools throughout the metro for more than a decade. She’s currently a long-term substitute teacher at the African-Centered College Preparatory Academy.
  • Ajia Morris is vice president of Mission Advancement for Goodwill in Western MO & Eastern KS.
  • Rev. Bryan Dial is a minister with Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.