A group of Westside parents who sought to recall Los Angeles school board member Alan Gershman because of his vote in favor of year-round schools has failed to gather enough support to place the measure on the ballot.
Elizabeth S. Haskell, a spokeswoman for the Committee to Recall Alan Gershman, said the group had collected 10,000 signatures by the June 11 deadline, far fewer than the 50,000 signatures needed to force a recall election.
"We were not successful, but if nothing else, we at least were able to make him aware that we are out there," she said.
Haskell said that the group organized the recall effort in February after Gershman voted on Jan. 6 to include year-round classes as one of 10 options to be considered by the Los Angeles Unified School District to accommodate an estimated 82,000 new students over the next five years. The board approved the measure by a 5-2 vote.