Another seat to fill on KC school board
The Kansas City Star
Derek Richey is expected to announce tonight that he is vacating his seat on the Kansas City school board.
He and his family are relocating to the neighboring state of Tennessee, where Richey is taking on a new job. The school board will consider Richey’s resignation tonight at its meeting.
Richey has held a seat on the school board since 2008. He has served as vice president and briefly as president after John Covington’s abrupt and disquieting resignation last year as superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools.
Richey helped cool heads prevail after Covington’s bad exit, which through the school board into turmoil. Richey helped calm the storm and get things back to normal.
A special election to fill Richey’s seat could take place on Nov. 6.