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North Kansas City Schools elections (2014)

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2014 North Kansas City Schools Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Missouri
North Kansas City Schools
Clay County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Two seats on the North Kansas City Schools 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.[1]

About the district

See also: North Kansas City Schools, Missouri
North Kansas City Schools is located in Clay County, Missouri
North Kansas City Schools is located in Clay County, Missouri. The county seat of Clay County is Liberty. The county's population was 221,939 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Clay County (%) Missouri (%)
White 88.8 82.8
Black or African American 5.7 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 2.2 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 6.2 3.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[3]

Method of board member selection

The North Kansas City school board consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 8, 2014 for two seats. Three seats will be on the ballot in 2015.

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 17, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 21, 2014 and the deadline for candidate certification was January 28, 2014.[4]

Elections

2014

Candidates

Election results

North Kansas City Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Jacobs Incumbent 37.6% 4,597
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDixie Youngers 36.3% 4,440
     Nonpartisan Brian Mercer 26% 3,181
Total Votes 12,218
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.

Endorsements

Incumbent Joe Jacobs and challenger Brian Mercer were endorsed by The Kansas City Star on March 30, 2014.[5] The Missouri National Education Association endorsed Jacobs and Dixie Youngers.[6]

Campaign finance

Dixie Youngers received $1,512.45 in campaign contributions and spent $1,408.62, leaving her with $103.83 on hand. She was the only candidate to file a finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[7]

Past elections

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.[1]

Issues in the district

Year-round school

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.[8]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the North Kansas City Schools election in 2014:[4]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
December 24, 2013 First day for candidate filing (Kansas City)
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Final certification date
March 12, 2014 Last day to register to vote
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The North Kansas City school board election shared the ballot with other municipal elections in Clay County.

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