Dasi, the race's frontrunner, won 20.13 percent of the vote and won 11,628 votes total. Fedders was close behind, winning 19.20 percent of the vote, with 11,089 votes total. Ballew and Feaster Fornville won 11.39 and 9.33 percent of the vote, respectively.
Dasi has been on the CHCCS board since 2015 and currently serves as board chair. She was also chair from 2017-18 and vice chair from 2016-17.
“I'm just proud to that the priorities that I've communicated have resonated with the community and they've come out to support my candidacy again,” she said.
According to Dasi's campaign website, her top priorities are recruiting and retaining experienced teachers, focusing resources to areas of need and improving school facilities. She is also board chair of the Walking Classroom, a nonprofit that encourages teachers to combine exercise with instruction.
Dasi was endorsed by INDY Week, Equality NC, Anderson-Thorpe-Battle Breakfast Club, and North Carolina Asian Americans Together.
Fedders, an associate professor at the UNC School of Law and director of the Youth Justice Clinic, has lived in the district since 2008. According to her campaign website, Fedders' priorities include retaining a diverse and dedicated staff, eliminating opportunity gaps in the district and providing high-quality research-based instruction.
She was endorsed by Equality NC, Indy Week and Carrboro mayor Damon Seils.
Ballew has experience in nonprofit leadership, was Parent–teacher association president for two years and served as a member on the Special Needs Advisory Council in her children’s previous school district.