North Kansas City Schools elections (2014)
Method of election
What was at stake?
North Kansas City Schools
Clay County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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.
About the district
- See also: North Kansas City Schools, Missouri
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.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Clay County (%)||Missouri (%)|
|Black or African American||5.7||11.6|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6||0.5|
|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 rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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.
- Joe Jacobs
- Incumbent and Board President
- Dixie Youngers
- Former board member
- Graduate, Iowa State University
- Brian Mercer
|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.|
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.
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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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the North Kansas City Schools election in 2014:
|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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- Facebook, "Kevin Corlew for School Board," accessed February 10, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Clay County," accessed February 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- Missouri Secretary of State, "2014 Election Calendar," accessed February 6, 2014
- The Kansas City Star, "Growing North Kansas City and Park Hill schools deserve voter support," March 30, 2014
- Missouri NEA, "Recommendations," accessed April 8, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 9, 2014
- Brendaliss Gonzalez, Action News, "North Kansas City School District considers idea of year-round schooling," November 18, 2013
|2014 North Kansas City Schools Elections|
|Clay County, Missouri|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: Incumbent, Joe Jacobs • Brian Mercer • Dixie Youngers|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|