The Kansas School School District announced today it has delayed a meeting where School Board members were expected to elect a new board president and other officers.
Sources with district say that meeting, which was scheduled for tonight, was delayed due in part to an ongoing investigation into Northeast Board member Duane Kelly. Officials are looking into whether Kelly actually lives in the district that he was elected to represent.
In a press release sent this afternoon, district officials said the meeting was being delayed until next week because of the "unavailability of two newly elected board members illness and/or for reasons beyond their control."
Kelly, after a major school district shift last fall, technically lived in the Independence School District and had not relocated to a new home in his new, smaller district.
Kelly said he had rented an apartment in the 200-block of North Indiana in the Scarritt Renaissance neighborhood, but neighbors said they never see him there. one resident even contacted the district's attorney to file a complaint.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 in the Auditorium at the Board of Education Building, 12ll McGee St.
For more on this check The Northeast News on Wednesday.