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Press release by The Orange Unified Recall is pleased to announce both petitions for Rick Ledesma and

Madison Miner have been approved by the Registrar of Voters. The OUSD board will be

officially notified of the certifications at its next board meeting this Thursday, October 19th and

then has fourteen days to schedule an election. We look forward to ending the chaos, staff exodus, and culture wars brought to our district by

Rick Ledesma and Madison Miner, and repairing the trust between our community and school

board that has been broken by lies, corruption, lack of transparency and fiscal waste.

On Wednesday September 27th the OUSD Recall submitted signatures to the Registrar of

Voters for the recall of Orange Unified Trustees Ledesma and Miner, much earlier than the

November 9th deadline. Far exceeding the minimum 13,046 signatures required, the recall

submitted 18,370 and 18,311 respectively for Ledesma and Miner. The Registrar of Voters has

until November 8th to validate the signatures for certification of the petitions. Once certified, the

OUSD board would be officially notified at its next regular board meeting, and will then have 14

days to schedule an election. If they fail to act, the ROV determines the date of the election.

Proponents of the recall are calling for the elections to be wrapped in with the March 5th

presidential primary, in order to save the additional one million dollar cost of a special election.

The OUSD Recall is a grassroots committee of parents, community members, and teachers

spurred to action by the egregious mismanagement of the Orange Unified School District by the

current board majority. The OUSD Recall is dedicated to fighting fiscal waste, ending staff

exodus, and prioritizing student safety. Because of the overwhelming support of the community

at large, the OUSD Recall was able to accomplish something 85% of recalls do not: collecting

enough signatures to apply for certification.

From Foothills Sentry:

Ledesma and Miner had invited “parent’s rights” groups to the meeting to support the policy. They came to the OUSD board meeting from Los Angeles, South OC, and as far away as Antelope Valley...

State Assemblyman Bill Essayli (R-Riverside), who authored a filed bill that would have legislated the trans notification policy, flew down from Sacramento. The news media was there. The influx of out-of-towners turned the district office parking lot into a mob scene of bullhorns, handmade signs, rainbow outfits and angry gestures. The boardroom interior did not look much different.

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