On November 7, 2017, voters in Kansas City, Kansas elected four new members to the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education, and reelected one current member. The new members are:
- Harold Brown – Businessman and foster parent
- Maxine Drew – Former teacher in KCKPS (35 years)
- Wanda Brownlee Paige – Former teacher in KCKPS (30 years)
- Dr. Stacy Yeager – Business owner and parent of KCKPS students
In addition, Janey Humphries, a community volunteer and current Board member, was elected to a new term. Ms. Humphries and Mr. Brown were elected to finish two-year terms. Ms. Drew, Ms. Paige and Dr. Yeager were elected to four-year terms.
I would like to express my congratulations to each of the new members of the Board. The district looks forward to working with them to continue the work of Diploma+, as we advance our goal of graduating each student prepared for college and careers in a global society. We look forward to their new perspectives and insight.
In addition, I would like to congratulate Janey Humphries on her reelection, and express my deep appreciation to Rev. Rick Behrens and Irene Caudillo for their service. Rick and Irene, you have given generously of your time and wisdom, and been a powerful voice for all students, including those in the community with the least voice. We look forward to carrying your work forward, and I know that you will continue to be involved in our schools, and in advancing our community.
The terms for the five members elected yesterday will begin in January, 2018, and we look forward to their service.