GROUP SEEKS RECALL OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
We’re getting word that a group of folks who are angry over the school board’s approval of classroom lessons intended to halt anti-gay bullying have served the three school board members who said yes to the lessons with notice that they intend to mount a recall effort.
Word of the recall effort has been circulating on local school watchers’ Facebook pages Saturday. School board President Mike McMahon said he got an e-mail from a group called SERVE on Saturday night indicating that a process server had served recall papers to the three board members who had said yes to the lessons.
Tracy Jensen, Ron Mooney and Niel Tam voted in favor of the lessons in May after a series of contentious public hearings that saw hundreds turn out to voice opinions for and against them.
The lessons will be taught this fall in Alameda’s public elementary schools as part of a more general anti-bullying curriculum already in place.
More to come.