Sunday Drive-Thrus for San Francisco School Board Recall

Welcome to my special newsletter about ways to change the San Francisco school board and how to get involved. This is update 11.

Our first drive-thru for signing the school board recall petition was a huge success. Nearly 500 people showed up! And 20 volunteers made everything run smoothly.

We’re going to do more drive-thrus to meet demand. Here are the next two dates:

Sunday April 18
11am to 1pm
Eucalyptus Drive in front of Lowell High School

Sunday April 25
11am to 1pm
Eucalyptus Drive in front of Lowell High School

Drive-thru traffic flow map

Volunteers needed!
We can’t meet the drive-thru demand without volunteers.

Please fill out this form if you can help on April 18 or April 25.

NOTE: Only adults are allowed to handle petitions. If your teenagers want to volunteer, we need people to hold and wave direction signs at nearby intersections.

Get your own petition
Click here to download, print, sign, and mail your own petition today. Or drop it off at the Sunday drive-thrus. Anything you sign online doesn’t count. The actual recall petition must be signed with pen on paper.

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Thanks for your support,
Joel Engardio

THE CASE FOR RECALLING THE SCHOOL BOARD
There’s a strong case for recalling the San Francisco school board. Here are the reasons:

The greatest indictment against the school board is that it neglected its core job: Getting students safely back into classrooms to avoid the harmful learning loss and mental health stress of being isolated at home on Zoom for more than a year.

As the school board descends into ever-more chaos and controversy, it’s important to remember how a majority of school board commissioners had failed parents and students long before the racist tweets by Alison Collins were exposed.

And we can’t forget that the school board didn’t bother to start planning to reopen schools in earnest or back off its school renaming debacle until faced with lawsuits, recalls, and protests from frustrated and exhausted parents.

Click here to read the full case in more detail.

RECALL TIMELINE

TAKE ACTION
Fixing the school board is going to take four actions in the following order:

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NOTE: This newsletter and previous updates are also published as blog posts. Click to read and share on social media:
Update 11 (Drive-thru petition success and more dates)
Update 10 (Drive-thru petition signing, the full case for recall)
Update 9 (Recall petitions ready for signing, petition instructions)
Update 8 (Perspective on why school board reform called for in first place)
Update 7 (Q&A with Decreasing the Distance leader Meredith Dodson)
Update 6 (Charter amendment launches to appoint versus elect school board)
Update 5 (Recall helpers 7,000 and growing, recall timeline)
Update 4 (Recall launches, find out who is behind it)
Update 3 (Where is the recall? What are the options?)
Update 2 (Lowell becomes lottery, school board says gay dad not diverse enough)
Update 1 (City Attorney lawsuit)
First Edition (How do you recall the school board? Process and hurdles)

Originally published at https://www.engardio.com on April 13, 2021.

Forward-thinking + pragmatic Democrat, civil liberties advocate, award-winning journalist, Westside SF homeowner. My local views at www.engardio.com/issues

Forward-thinking + pragmatic Democrat, civil liberties advocate, award-winning journalist, Westside SF homeowner. My local views at www.engardio.com/issues