Supporters of Hayward school boardmember Luis Reynoso protested at the home of school board president April Oquenda on Monday afternoon.
About two dozen demonstrators held signs near Oquenda’s residence in Hayward’s Burbank neighborhood depicting her and two other school district officials as corrupt for seeking Reynoso’s removal from the board.
The conflict followed Reynoso’s re-election to the school board last November and his victory in the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Directors race.
Reynoso intends to serve both offices, but Hayward school officials argue he cannot legally serve both due to a conflict of interest. School boardmembers moved on Dec. 30 to declare he had forfeited the school board seat.
Latino residents have balked at the school board’s recent actions and have accused Oquenda (formerly known as April Anderson), school boardmember Ken Rawdon, and Hayward Superintendent Matt Wayne of racism. In addition, Reynoso, often a thorn in Hayward political establishment’s side, is being targeted by the group, his supporters have repeatedly argued.