Saturday afternoon, signature gatherers as part of the 549c School Board Recall group met for training at the Jackson County Library.
Members were trained in the legal requirements for gathering signatures. In order for them to count, certain procedures have to be followed, and signers have to be registered voters and live within the school district boundaries.
Petitioners say the fact that a deal was reached does nothing to diminish their efforts.
“I’m thrilled that there is a tentative agreement. If that makes my job a little harder then… I never thought this was going to be easy,” said Chief Petitioner Blake Willer.
If enough signatures are gathered by May 12th the county will have 10 days to count and verify them.
At that point school board members would have five days to resign or push for a recall election to be held within 35 days.