Longtime school board member Pat Kernan has been taking it on the chin lately in both the media and at a recent school board meeting where school activist Julie Testa asked the district to seek (and pay for) a legal opinion on whether Kernan is no longer a resident of Pleasanton and thus not qualified to stay on the board. In the Weekly's Town Square forum where Testa also has repeatedly questioned Kernan's residency status, she has had several others blog with the belief that Kernan doesn't really live in Pleasanton and giving other reasons they'd like to see him go. To Testa's credit, she's the only one so far who has made her complaint public using her actual name. Others sign in to the forum with phony names and at the school board meeting, no one came forward to join Testa in what so far has been a one-woman battle to force Kernan to resign or have him kicked off the board. That's not likely to happen.
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