Recall petition filed with county clerk

A recall petition against a member of the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education was filed Wednesday with county clerk Lindsay Oswald.

Oswald said district resident and retired Constantine High School band teacher Margie Caid filed the petition for the recall of board vice president Syntia Salisbury. The three-member county election commission will hold a clarity/factuality hearing at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at the courthouse, where the commission will consider the language of the petition.

According to the petition, Salisbury is accused of violating a board policy related to ethics. Caid alleges that Salisbury, during an Oct. 21 board meeting, declined to recuse herself from a discussion on the contract of a school basketball coach.

Caid added in her petition that Salisbury’s family members made complaints about the coach to board members during public-comment session earlier in the evening. In addition, according to Caid, Salisbury allegedly failed to disclose that she had participated in a parent-led meeting to discuss complaints about the employee.

If the language is approved, a recall election will be held in May if at least 690 valid signatures of Constantine Public Schools voters are secured.

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