BUSD Trustees Sheri Zada and Mark Maselli retain confidence of Benicia residents
Facebook post, by Alan Zada, August 23, 2021
[Mr. Zada’s source for this was a phone conversation with Laura King of the Solano County Registrar of Voters office at 5pm today.]
The Benicia School Board recall against Sheri Schulman Zada and Mark Maselli is dead. The deadline to submit the signatures was today. The proponents of this uncalled for recall effort were only able to get 177 signatures out of the required 4,000 (only 4%).
Thank you everyone that stood up against bullying of two outstanding school board members.
The BUSD recall special election will cost Benicia School District over $300K which they will have pull from their annual general fund. Whether it’s school supplies, playground & sports equipment, enrichment activities, tech devices, books, staffing . . . our kids shouldn’t have to pay the price.
What sacrifices will our kids and their schools have to make to pay the bill? How much more will parents have to purchase for their classroom supply lists when there isn’t enough to go around?
STOP this unjustified & wasteful recall attempt. DO NOT SIGN the BUSD recall petition!
Our Benicia School Board is smarter than this group of parents
By Roger Straw, May 5, 2021
A totally unnecessary $300,000 is supposed to help protect our children? Profoundly stupid. The recall is simply an attack on two decent local human beings. Stand up for Sheri Zada and Mark Maselli – DON’T SIGN THE PETITION!
Those pushing the recall have one purpose: to fully open our schools to in-person learning. And it seems they don’t realize that the full BUSD School Board is on track with making that happen as soon as it is safe. Right now we have a hybrid situation, with a close eye on state and local COVID conditions.
COVID case rates among children and youth are up in Solano County. Benicia saw 72 new positive cases among all ages during April. I don’t want our kids back to school full time yet, passing their mild cases around and bringing it back home to mom, dad, grandma and grandpa.
Here’s an opportunity to voice your opinion on the misguided and ridiculously expensive recall effort of two Benicia School Board members.
This Tuesday, March 2, Mayor Steve Young and Vice Mayor Tom Campbell will ask the Benicia City Council to consider whether the City Council should take a position on the proposed Benicia City School Board recall effort.
The Council agenda will allow for public comment before Council members discuss the request and provide direction to staff on whether or not to schedule this topic for future Council discussion.
Please call or email Council members before Tuesday’s Council meeting, and if you can, attend the meeting and let the Council know that School Board members Sheri Zada and Mark Macelli need our support. (Email addresses and zoom instructions below.)
Mayor Young and Vice Mayor Campbell are submitting the request and will support the measure. Please email the three other Benicia City Council Members, Christina Strawbridge, Lionel Largaespada and Trevor Macenski, to let them know that the City and its residents will oppose this $300,000 effort to target and remove two excellent School Board members.
Zoom instructions and how to comment are available on the City Council’s March 2 AGENDA.
From the March 2 Agenda:
ITEM 14.D – TWO-STEP REQUEST TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD TAKE A POSITION ON PROPOSED BENICIA SCHOOL BOARD RECALL EFFORT (City Manager)
Vice Mayor Campbell and Mayor Young submitted a two-step process request for Council’s consideration of whether the City Council should take a position on the proposed Benicia School Board recall effort.
Discuss the request and provide direction to staff on whether or not to schedule this topic for future Council discussion.