School Board Chairman Paula Lewis defeated Board Member Charles Henry during Tuesday’s runoff election.
Also, voter elected two new school board members.
Chairman Lewis was vying for election for a full term and Board Member Henry was trying to unseat her.
The school board member, a lawyer, had become somewhat controversial when he sued the board over the renaming of the Northeast Academy of Health Sciences & Architecture, which was to be replaced by Classen School of Arts & Sciences.
The school is now called the Classen School at Northeast.
Chairman Lewis trailed Member Henry by a small margin during a primary election, which was, some believe, because another former school board member was in the race, forcing the chairman and the board member in a runoff.
On Tuesday, Chairman Lewis defeated Member Henry with 51.9 percent (4,576 votes) of the tally to his 48.1 percent (4,234) votes).
Voters also chose two board members.
For the District 1 seat, Carole Thompson, a retired school administrator, won 58.9 percent (1.168 votes) of the tally to roundly defeat Brett Lee Hayes, who garnered 41.1 percent (816 votes).
In the District 2 race, Lori Bowman defeated James McHenry.
She polled 1,869 votes (75.4 percent) to obliterate her opponent with 609 votes (24.6 percent).