Patricia Mansur

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Patricia Mansur
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Board member, Kansas City Public Schools, At-large
Member elect
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 8, 2014
First electedApril 8, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
Master'sUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City
Personal
ProfessionPublic relations professional
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Patricia Mansur was a successful candidate for an at-large seat on the Kansas City Public Schools school board in Missouri. Mansur was opposed by three challengers for two at-large seats in the general election on April 8, 2013.

Biography

Patricia Mansur is a public relations professional. Mansur is married to her husband Mike and they have three children, two of whom have graduated from Kansas City Public Schools and one currently enrolled. Mansur earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and her Master's degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas City Public Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

Patricia Mansur was opposed by three challengers for two at-large seats in the general election on April 8, 2014.

Results

Carl Evans and Gunnar Hand were unopposed for their respective positions and these elections did not appear on the ballot.

Kansas City Public Board of Education, At Large General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Mansur Incumbent 37.8% 5,932
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Hartsfield 28% 4,395
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJanelle Bailey 24.1% 3,784
     Nonpartisan Catina Taylor 10.1% 1,581
Total Votes 15,692
Source: KSHB.com, "APRIL 8, 2014 ELECTION RESULTS," accessed April 9, 2014

Funding

Mansur did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.[2]

Endorsements

Mansur did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

Campaign themes

These campaign statements are available on Patricia Mansur's official campaign website.[3]

Accreditation

As a Kansas City Public Schools parent and taxpayer, I believe full accreditation is an important and urgent goal. Accreditation serves as a signal of educational quality and competence. It tells the community that the basic educational needs of students are being met

Teacher Quality

Teacher quality has a tremendous influence on student achievement. The success of the Kansas City Public Schools is closely tied to the district's ability to attract and retain teachers who bring content knowledge, instructional skills and passion to the classroom.

Parent Involvement

As a district parent, I've seen what parents can contribute to our schools. The Kansas City Public Schools must continue to find ways to connect with families, and listen to their suggestions and concerns. Families today want to have a role in creating good schools.

Community Involvement

Kansas City residents want to see our public schools succeed. I believe there are a multitude of ways that the schools and community members can work together to provide educational and career development opportunities for students and educators. The district can do more to rebuild partnerships.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

Five seats on the school board were up for election on April 8, 2014. Sub-district 2 incumbent Gunnar Hand was unopposed. As a result, this election did not appear on the ballot.[4]

Issues in the district

Loss of accredidation

Kansas City Public Schools has been unaccredited since January 2012. The district has shown improvement over the last two school years and scored in the provisionally accredited range in August 2013. On January 13, 2014, the organization CEE-Trust presented a plan to the Missouri State Board of Education that would dismantle the district of Kansas City Public Schools. If implemented, Kansas City would be the home of an education system where each school earns independence within the system, each school would have its own board and each school would earn funding to choose its leadership, staff and curriculum. Schools would be administered charter school programs, nonprofit education agencies and foundations, neighboring school districts or community organizations.[5] Kansas City Public Schools presented a version of a plan that would allow KCPS to maintain administration over their school district. Their plan relies on a plan in which unaccredited districts enter into a performance agreement with the state school board.[6]

About the district

Kansas City Public Schools, Missouri
Kansas City Public Schools is located in Jackson County in Kansas City, Missouri. It is located in the second largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Kansas City is home to 459,787 residents.[7]

Demographics

Kansas City underperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.9% of Kansas City residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 25.8% for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Kansas City was $45,150 compared to $51,529 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Kansas City was 18.8% compared to 15.0% for the entire state.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Kansas City (%) Missouri (%)
White 59.2 82.8
Black or African American 29.9 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 2.5 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.2 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 3.5

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