|Board President, North Kansas City Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 8, 2014|
|North Kansas City Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Joe Jacobs Incumbent||37.6%||4,597|
|Source: KSHB 41, "General Municipal Election," accessed April 8, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
Jacobs did not file a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission for this election.
What was at stake?
Two seats on the North Kansas City school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbent and Board President Joe Jacobs and challenger Dixie Youngers defeated challenger Brian Mercer for the two available seats. Incumbent Kevin Corlew initially filed for his seat, but withdrew after deciding to run for Missouri House District 14.
Issues in the district
In November 2013, two North Kansas City elementary schools opted to implement year-round school in order to see greater achievement gains. Rather than getting a three-month summer break, students will get a few week break in May and July; the implementation process could begin as early as 2015. North Kansas City Schools will be the only district in Missouri to have year-round school.
About the districtClay County, Missouri. The county seat of Clay County is Liberty. The county's population was 221,939 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Clay County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 30.6% of Clay County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. Clay County had a median income of $60,560 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for Clay County was 8.3% in 2010 compared to a 15.0% rate for the rest of the state.