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Kansas state school board on ballots amid COVID-19 scrutiny


October 25, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans are electing two state Board of Education members this fall as the panel has gained attention amid the coronavirus pandemic for its decision not to mandate a delay in the start of school.

In the Kansas City area, Democrat Melanie Haas, an information technology consultant, is running against Republican Benjamin Hodge, a former state lawmaker and former community college trustee, to represent northern Johnson County. They're seeking the seat left vacant by Republican Steve Roberts, who ran for U.S. senate and lost in the GOP primary.

Republican incumbent Kathy B...

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