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.