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Higher Expectations for New School Board Members

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The new board members are Vince Schoemehl (top left), Darnetta Clinkscale, Bob Archibald (bottom left), and Ronald Jackson

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

St. Louis city residents got four new school board members this week. The slate of candidates had the support of the mayor and easily beat 14 other candidates in this month's election. They were sworn in Tuesday.

But they're not the first slate to be elected to the school board. The last time it happened was in 1991. KWMU's Tom Weber compares the two slates, and explains why the standards are higher this year.


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