CUSD teachers protest special election petition drive
Claremont Unified School District teachers gathered outside the Claremont Helen Renwick Library Wednesday evening to protest a petition drive for a special election being held there.
The petition, if successful, will compel the school district to hold a special election to fill the Trustee Area 4 seat on the CUSD Board of Education, at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $273,000. Those pushing for the special election have until Tuesday, February 21 to gather the 99 signatures they say are required to force the election.
According to an email sent by petition organizer Joshua Rogers to his supporters on Wednesday, the drive has gathered in excess of 99 signatures. Rogers did not respond to texts or emails from the Courier asking him to confirm this information. He also hosted the Wednesday signing drive, but refused to answer the Courier’s questions on the record or be photographed.