The Orange County Register reports today on Thursday night’s AUHSD Board meeting.
Anaheim board delays action on filling vacancy
Trustees put off election or appointment until after Monday’s court hearing.
By MICHAEL MELLO
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
ANAHEIM – Trustees of the Anaheim Union High School District will wait to decide how to fill the vacancy left by Harald Martin’s resignation earlier this month.
The school board was scheduled Thursday to discuss whether to make an appointment or call a special election as thousands of district residents have petitioned the trustees to do.
Superintendent Joseph Farley advised the four sitting board members that “we don’t think it’s prudent to take any action” until they see whether an Orange County Superior Court judge decides to order an election. That hearing is scheduled for Monday.
A coalition seeking to recall Martin submitted about 5,000 signatures Aug. 20 and sought the court’s help to get a special election when the county Department of Education stopped counting the signatures upon Martin’s resignation.
Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana, who represents Anaheim, sent the board a letter saying any action besides an election “would be a show of disrespect to your constituents and a subversion of the democratic process.”