We have successfully collected more than the number of signatures required to qualify for the March 5th, 2024 primary ballot. Thank you to all the community members and voters who worked so hard to stand for ALL students in our public schools.

TO THE HONORABLE Emily MacDonald : Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of Woodland Joint Unified School District, Trustee Area 2, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of Governing Board Member, in Woodland Joint Unified School District, Trustee Area 2. The grounds for the recall are as follows:

We are seeking to recall Governing Board Member, Trustee Emily MacDonald in response to statements that she made about the transgender community at the June 15, 2023 school board meeting. In her commentary, Trustee MacDonald referred to transgender people as a “social contagion” and stated that the “normalization of transgender identity” has had “unintended consequences.” The school district and school board has repeatedly affirmed their commitment to create a “safe, supportive, and inclusive environment” for all of Woodland’s students. Trustee MacDonald’s divisive comments undermined this critical function of the school board. These statements about transgender persons were ignorant, dehumanizing, and created a greater risk of physical danger for Woodland’s LGBTQIA+ students.

When Trustee MacDonald ran for school board, she did not disclose these controversial views on the LGBTQIA+ community as a candidate for office. In light of these recent public statements, we believe that the voters of Trustee Area 2 deserve a chance to decide whether they want Trustee MacDonald to continue to represent them.

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More Drama/Division from WJUSD Trustee Emily MacDonald at 10/12 Board Meeting

Woodland Joint Unified School District Trustee Emily MacDonald again wasted time engaging in political posturing rather than doing the work of governing. Despite the requirement that Woodland schools implement coursework in Ethnic Studies, Trustee MacDonald bizarrley tried to claim it was a “luxury item” that the District shouldn’t fund. Further, she refused to state out loud what item she was referring to, only calling it “Purchase Order 3” on the list of expenditures the Board was agreeing to fund. [Read More]

Reaffirming Support for All Woodland Youth

WJUSD Board meeting 8/10/2023 Item H Resolution 2-24 “Resolution Reaffirming Support for All Woodland Youth” Trustee MacDonald’s concerns about the resolution were as follows: Formatting of the resolution The amount of work for staff She was unsure what the terms indoctrination and implicit bias meant and thought they should be defined in the resolution She wasn’t sure if the implicit bias trainings were mandatory for students or not (they are not, they are mandatory to be offered to students) She requested that the resolution come back to the board with changes. [Read More]

Trustee Area 2 Voters Launch Recall Effort Against Emily MacDonald

Photo credit: “Recall MacDonald” Campaign Committee On June 28, 2023, Woodland residents packed the Woodland Joint Unified School District’s boardroom to voice their concerns regarding comments made by Trustee Emily MacDonald regarding the transgender and LGBTQIA+ community. During the school board’s annual presentation of a resolution recognizing June and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Trustee MacDonald referred to transgender people as a “social contagion” and stated that the “normalization of transgender identity” has had “unintended consequences. [Read More]