Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials said Wednesday that they will try next week to block passage of a bill in the Legislature that would permit Yorba Linda to secede from the district and merge with Placentia Unified School District.
The measure, Senate Bill 907, is scheduled for a vote Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee. Fullerton officials said they have been lobbying against the bill.
"Based on the indications we have, SB 907 will not be approved," Fullerton Supt. Robert C. Martin said.
Martin said the Fullerton district's trustees met Tuesday night and agreed that the "present situation is the best for the kids involved."
"That's his opinion," said Phyllis Coleman, a trustee for the Yorba Linda (Elementary) School District, who said she is "very confident" the bill will pass. "If he had children in Yorba Linda, he'd know better. I've had three children go to Troy High (in Fullerton), and I know from experience that they'd have gotten more from their education if they'd gone to a high school in their own community."