Louisville May See End of Divided Board

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With the election of three new school-board members and the re-election of one incumbent, six years of bitter division appear to be at an end in the Louisville, Ky., metropolitan school system.

The school board and community have been sharply divided since the early 1970's--first over court-ordered busing for desegregation in the 90,000-student system, and later over the performance of former Superintendent E.C. Grayson. Mr. Grayson was fired in August 1980 and has been replaced by Donald W. Ingwerson, who is known as a conciliator.

Those elected last week are:

Michael Wooden, a corporate executive and former chairman of the school board.

The Rev. C. Mackey Daniels, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist.

Sherry Keith Jelsma, who has been active in organizing tutoring programs and other volunteer activities. She will replace board Chairman Anthony M. Gamboa Jr., who did not seek re-election.

Rick Johnstone, an engineer, who defeated Scott C. Detrick, a veteran of more than 20 years on the board.

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