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El Centro’s President and CEO Irene Caudillo is now a member of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Board of Education.  Caudillo becomes the first Latina to serve on the KCK School Board and was unanimously selected to fill the remaining term of former board member Vicki Meyer.

In an interview with the Kansas City Hispanic News Caudillo said “I appreciate the confidence folks have had in me and the support that I have had to get here.  Now it is time to roll up my sleeves and do even more work.  I am ready for the challenge.”

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is governed by a seven-member body of citizens elected by the voters of the school district. These seven members are charged with making sure that the school district operates in the best interests of the students and the community. All members serve without pay.