Signatures have been verified against El Rancho School Board President Jose Lara and member Leeanne Ibarra in Pico Rivera on the ballot. Petitioners handed in about 9700 signatures for each. They got 7659 for Lara and 7623 for Ibarra. They needed 6509 signatures to get on the ballot. It sounds like the election will be scheduled for May.
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.