The recall against Jackson-Madison County School Board member Doris Black has not yet cleared the signature hurdle. Pettioners handed in 1189 signatures and they need 1151 (66% of the her vote total from the last election). 967 were found to be valid. Petitioners have until September 23 to get enough signatures.
The recall effort seemed to be over her opposition to the Superintendent's 10-year plan, though there is now a different list of complaints.
In addition to Black, Chairman Kevin Alexander and Janice Hampton were both facing recall efforts.
The recall is taking place just after Governor signed a law allowing recalls in the Madison County Board of Education members. There is no replacement race if Black is removed. It would be an appointment to fill the slot.