Recall Underway In Amador School District

Recall Underway In Amador School District

Four members of the Amador County School Board were served with notices of intention to recall at last night’s Board meeting.  During the public comment period of the school board meeting, four different individuals each presented a “notice to recall”, to Board President Susan Ross, Board Clerk Kandi Thompson, Board member Deborah Pulskamp, and Board Member Janet White.  Identical reasons were given for each of the four recall efforts, including approving the removal of Pioneer Elementary School Principal Laurie Carson, failing to provide proper fiscal oversight, and supporting the agenda of School Superintendent.   While the majority of the public present supported the recall effort with cheers and applause, a smaller group of School District teachers and parents spoke in support of Board members and against the recall.  The notice of intent is a middle step of the process to recall public officials.   After several more administrative steps are completed a recall petition may be circulated.  If 20% of registered voters in a School Board member’s district then sign that petition, it will trigger a recall election in which voters will vote yes or no on removing the Board member, and to select a replacement if the recall yes vote succeeds.   Also last night the employment contract of School Superintendent Amy Slavenski was scheduled to be on the Board’s closed session, but Ross announced that she was pulling that item from the agenda.

Written by Craig Baracco

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