Recall Effort Announced For Two Members Of Gateway School Board

A troubled Shasta Lake area school district is still in disarray with a deadlocked Board of Trustees. The Gateway Unified School District has had four members since February, when Cherrill Clifford resigned after a lawsuit was filed by the Gateway Citizens Committee against three members of the board for apparently bypassing their own policies and violating open meeting laws in an attempt to hire Bryan Caples as their new Superintendent. The board fired the previous Superintendent without cause in December and Clifford apparently signed a contract with Caples. Now the board is unable to hire a Superintendent or a replacement for Clifford because there’s no agreeable majority. A special election will have to be held to fill the board position. Now another grass roots group has launched an effort to recall two more members of the board, Elias and Lindsi Haynes, who were both allies of Clifford. The group was going to serve them notice at Tuesday night’s meeting.