DEMING, Wash. -- Some residents in the Mount Baker School District want to recall all of the district board members.
This after the board last month supported plans to exchange 8700 acres of public forest lands in the Lake Whatcom Watershed into county-run parklands.
District resident John Lamonte says the recall is one option to stop the transfer, which he says would result in a huge loss of revenue for the school district - despite promises of compensation from the Whatcom Land Trust.
Some of the land is trust land that provides timber revenues for the school district, but the planned transfer would stop logging in the area.
Lamont says some residents are concerned that the reconveyance would financially hurt the district much more than the compensation will make up for.
He also questions if board members were fully informed before agreeing to support the plan.