Final results show Lori Musser winning her second consecutive term with 2,153 votes, followed by Debbie Fort, returning to the board after a one-year absence, with 1,921 votes and Jeff Koch with 1,853.
Musser posted the following message on her campaign Facebook page:
Thank you Joplin voters for your votes and support! Looks like you are stuck with me for another three years. I will always put our children first.
Thank you for your vote of confidence in me today! I promise each vote I make will be in the best interest of our students, teachers, staff, and community. Thank you, Joplin!
Koch was elected on his second try in 2015 after finishing fourth in a field of seven vying for three spots in 2014.
He became the first board member to serve three consecutive years.