Conejo Valley Unified School District recall, California (2014)

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An effort to recall four members of the Conejo Valley School Board in California was discussed in February 2014. Recall supporters mentioned removing Peggy Buckles, Betsy Connolly, Tim Stephens and Pat Phelps during a board meeting on February 18 but have not submitted paperwork as of February 28, 2014.[1]

Recall supporter arguments

Larry Conti is seeking to recall four members of the board who refused to hear an appeal of his son's suspension from Westlake High School. Dominic Conti, a senior at the school, was suspended in October 2013 for confronting a fellow student who harassed his sister. School administrators suspended Conti and removed his title as senior class president. The board upheld the school's decision by a 4-1 vote during a February 4 meeting. The Conti family has not discussed recalling Mike Dunn because he was the lone vote for an appeal on February 4.[1]

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Recall supporters must first submit a Notice of Intent with the Ventura County Clerk that includes ballot language. The clerk provides a seven-day window for recall targets to submit responses that appear on the ballot if an election is scheduled. Petitioners must submit 12,000 valid signatures within 160 days of the clerk's approval for recall language. This total equals 15% of the district's 80,000 registered voters. The clerk's office noted that supporters would need to submit valid signatures by mid-May for the recall election to take place during the November 4 general election.[1]

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