San Lorenzo Express News

School Board Director Resigns After Election

NOVEMBER 16, 2000

Less than two weeks after he was reelected to the San Lorenzo school board, Bill Santora has resigned. Santora told his fellow board members on election night, Nov. 7, that he no longer lived in the school district. He formally resigned Nov. 9.

According to a Daily Review article, Santora will comment on his resignation in the future. Santora listed a San Leandro address when he filed his candidacy papers with the county and again when he responded to a questionnaire from the Daily Review. Parts of San Leandro are within the San Lorenzo Unified School District.

He said yesterday that he now lives in Castro Valley, but that he is trying to buy a home in Washington Manor in San Leandro, within the school district.

Santora was among three incumbents reelected to three seats open in the election. The fourth highest vote-getter was Ray Grangoff, who graduated from Arroyo High School last year.

The district's superintendent, Janis Duran, said the board can appoint someone to fill the vacancy or call a special election. The lawyer for the school board is scheduled to explain the board's options at its next meeting, Tuesday Nov. 21.

Source: The Daily Review