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Recall Effort Against Garvey School Trustee Fails

  • By David Barron

ROSEMEAD: A recall effort targeting a Garvey School District Trustee has failed, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office. The target of the recall was Trustee Janet Chin, who is currently serving on her second term.

The Registrar's office said proponents of the recall did not get enough qualified signatures to force a recall election. A total of 3,856 signatures or 20% of the school districts registered voters was needed .

The recall effort was led by the Garvey Educational Association, the teacher's union for the district. The union has been in disagreement with District Superintendent Sandra Johnson since her appointment to head the school district more than 2 years ago.

Chin and a majority of trustsees approved a controversial contract extension and pay raise for Johnson and the union launched the recall effort.

Chin was elected to the board of education in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. She has three children attending district schools.

Garvey District schools covers portions of Rosemead and Monterey Park.

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