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As you may already know, Students First VA has launched a recall effort against 6 Virginia Beach School Board members. Virginia law allows for a recall for certain reasons including: “For neglect of duty, misuse of office, or incompetence in the performance of duties when that neglect of duty, misuse of office, or incompetence in the performance of duties has a material adverse effect upon the conduct of the office." You may find the reason for recall here on our website. The number of signatures needed for the recall varies, but the law states that we must have 10% of the total number of votes cast at the last election for the office that the officer holds. When we have enough signatures, we will file with the circuit court to request removal.
In less than 2 months, we have over 150 volunteers circulating petitions and we have already received thousands of signatures per board member. We are well on the way to meeting our goal and we are very pleased with our current numbers, but need to make a big push to get more. If you are a registered Virginia Beach voter and can help gather signatures, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you would like to help gather recall signatures and we will send you the instructions and petitions.
We would like to recognize one of our amazing volunteers who has collected 1000 signatures PER BOARD MEMBER! WOW! She is amazing and we want to THANK her!
If you cannot help by collecting signatures, we also need monetary donations to help pay for advertising and legal fees. If you are willing to contribute to this effort, you can donate online here or mail a check here. We are an all-volunteer organization.
If you haven’t signed the petition yet, we are holding signing events that can also be found here on our website as they are updated.
We have seen how a majority on the Virginia Beach School Board has made decisions that have negatively impacted students. We want to hold them accountable for these decisions.
Thank you again to everyone who has donated or is helping to gather signatures. We greatly appreciate you and this is a team effort!