Election board releases results of KCPS School Board write-in votes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Airick West will continue on the Kansas City School Board after winning a write-in contest for an at large seat.

West received 1,570 votes, less than 200 more than his closest competitor, Rev. Sam Mann.

West said earlier he would not seek another term, but decided to run as a write-in candidate.

For the first time in more than a decade, Duane Kelly won't be a part of the school board.

Marisol Montero defeated Kelly by just 15 votes, 122 to 107 to win the Sub-District 3 seat.

In the Sub-District 5 race, Curtis Rogers easily out-paced his competition.

The election results come as lawmakers are considering several options to deal with the troubled district.

Among the options is a move to dissolve the board.

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