Where We Are In the Removal Process:

We have worked with our attorney to finalize the formal complaint that will be presented to the Butler County Court of Common Pleas. It is now time to collect signatures.

Signature Progress


Last updated: 3/8/2023

What can YOU do?

Sign the petition. Let your friends, families and neighbors know about the need to sign the petition.

How can I sign the petition?

Please sign up to indicate you would like to sign - we can come to you to collect signatures. If you can gather a group together who would like to sign, even better! We will be out and about at various community events and canvassing in neighborhoods. Scheduled times to drop by and sign are available below:

If you happen to come and sign at a location that is a business, please consider patronizing that business as well.


If you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail contact@removedarbiboddy.com.

Mission Statement

The purpose of this website is to facilitate the removal of Darbi Boddy from the Lakota Local School Board of Education. In just four short months of serving on the board, Darbi Boddy has created multiple reasons for concerned citizens to speak out on social media, petition the board for censure and removal. The Lakota Local School Board voted 4-1 to censure Mrs. Boddy and 4-0 to ask her to resign due to her behavior. Having reached the limits of their power, it is now up to concerned citizens of the district to act. There has been a variety of information written about what is possible. You can read more about the full process that can legally lead to Mrs. Boddy's removal.

The issues with Darbi Boddy that have prompted concerned Lakota Local School District residents to begin this movement include, but are not limited to:

How This Works

Ohio law does not support an election to recall board of education members, nor does it give the school board the power to remove misbehaving board members. The only way to vote a school board member out of office in Ohio is to wait for the end of their term and defeat their re-election bid. There is no such thing as a "referendum" vote for school board members. Ohio Revised Code 3.07-3.10 does, however, grant the ability for a judge to remove a board member due to the misconduct. Here is the process:

Step 1

Draft Complaint

An attorney must be paid an upfront retainer and must draft a formal complaint that includes a detailed list of misconduct while in office. This formal complaint will form the basis of the petition for Step 2.


Step 2

Gather Signatures

We need to gather the number of wet signatures equal to 15% of electors that voted in the last gubernatorial election. In this case, the number of signatures is 6,699. We'll want to collect a few extra just in case.

Step 3


After signatures are collected, the complaint will go before an impartial judge in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas. Evidence will then be presented by our attorney, with the court deciding if Mrs. Boddy will be removed from office.

News Coverage

If you are just hearing about this for the first time, check out just some of the news coverage of Mrs. Boddy.

Local News

National/International News Coverage

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Frequently Asked Questions

When the formal complaint is completed and there are times and locations to sign, you will be notified.