Petitioners may have collected enough signatures to get El Rancho School Board President Jose Lara and member Leeanne Ibarra in Pico Rivera on the ballot. They claim they will hand in 9760 signatures for Lara and 9680 for Ibarra. They need 6509 signatures to get on the ballot.
The El Rancho Federation of Teachers supported the recall effort. The issues include questions over suspected bond mismanagement, rehiring of a construction company and principal firing and reassignment. The recall effort allegedly cost only $7000 to mount.