Hickman Mills School District Candidates
By John Sharp
In the Hickman Mills School District, four candidates are running for two seats with 3-year terms on its Board, but one candidate (William Young) has declined to participate in candidate forums and does not appear to be running an active campaign.
Alvin Brooks is a current member of the Board who has served as a city councilman and mayor pro tem for KCMO. He is a founder and former president of the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime and former president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
Carol Graves is the current president of the Board and has been a special education teacher in public schools for over 20 years. She has masters degrees in special education and higher education and a specialist degree in school administration.
Sandra Sexton is the office manager of the Ruskin Heights Homes Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation that raises funds for college scholarships for Ruskin High School students and for teacher grants.
Current Board member Luther Chandler is unopposed to fill a 1-year unexpired term on the Board. There is another vacancy on the Board caused by the recent resignation of Brian Williams that will be filled by Board appointment.