Word is Chanda Smith Baker's campaign...
...does not have the funds to pay for a recount, and therefore must accept the results of the election.
Commenters on the Northside point to "division within the black community" as the reason for Chanda Smith Baker's narrow defeat. For example, word is that perennial also-ran James Everett actually supported Rebecca Gagnon, a candidate who knew so little about administrative issues that she just kept answering "more parent involvement" as a catch-all phrase to cover her ignorance. Everett himself ran in the primary for the school board election but--as usual--couldn't drum up enough support to justify the waste of ink that having himself on the primary ballot caused.
Since James Everett and Rebecca Gagnon appear to have absolutely nothing in common except human DNA, it appears Everett only supported Gagnon out of spite for Chanda Smith Baker, who had the backing of moderate voices in the North Minneapolis community, something to which Everett is allergic.