Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/15/2013 08:25:55 PM PDT
County election officials on Thursday announced they validated the signatures collected for the recall of Fontana Unified School District Board members Sophia Green and Leticia Garcia.
The next step is for the School Board to set an election date. It meets next on April 3.
“Today is another significant step in the move to restore full accountability and competence in the management of the Fontana Unified School District,” said Jesse Armendariz, chair of the Fontana Committee for Accountability and and Integrity, which organized the petition drive.
“Over 11,000 parents, taxpayers and concerned residents from all walks of life and throughout Fontana, signed the two petitions which ultimately aim to remove two school trustees who continue to put their political agenda ahead of the important goal of educating our students.”
Meanwhile, both Green and Garcia issued written statements alleging that many signatures were obtained as the result of misrepresentations about what the petition meant.
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