Sources tell TheLiberalOC that petitions with nearly 2,600 signatures were turned into the Orange County Registrar of Voters meaning a special election will be held for the school board. While the signatures need to be verified, the number far exceeds the necessary numbers needed to qualify.
This means a special election that will cost in excess of $440,000, funds taken directly out of the classroom, looms for June.
Both the Irvine Democratic Club and the Irvine Matters newsletter published by council members Larry Agran and Beth Krom came out in support of this special election.
We’re not sure what this will accomplish other than wasting money. Ira Glasky, the appointed board member, was to run for election in November. Now it appears he’ll be the first candidate on the ballot for a special election in June as well as November.
Petitions were turned in today to the OCDE claiming 2,579 signatures. They are going over to the Registrar for verification.
At that number, they should have no problem qualifying.