Nearly all the teachers in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District are calling for the resignation of controversial Trustee Frank L. Ury, saying he has undermined the district's interests.
At a Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, teachers presented a petition they said contained 996 signatures from their colleagues--amounting to 91% of the district's faculty.
"Mr. Ury, the teachers of this district have lost all confidence in you as a leader," said Mike Hamilton, a Los Alisos Intermediate School teacher. "You have made us feel a little like an army going into battle with a general who wanted the other side to win."
Ury, one of two conservative Christian trustees elected to the board last year, traveled the state speaking in support of Proposition 174, the statewide school voucher initiative soundly defeated by voters Nov. 2. The measure would have provided parents with vouchers worth $2,600 per year to be used at any voucher-redeeming public, private or parochial schools.