Several Fresno Unified school board trustees and teachers are calling for the district's president to step down. It comes after accusations that Dr. Tony Vang has been living outside Fresno Unified boundaries for several years. If true, it would be against the rules.
Vang has been under fire for several weeks, but Wednesday morning, he helped break ground on a project at Fresno High School. CBS47 asked him about the controversy over where he lives.
"No comment on that. I always follow the law. Any questions you have I refer you to my legal counsel," said Vang.
Vang maintains he's lived in two homes in Fresno Unified's boundaries, one on Garland and one on Fountain Way, while serving on the board the last ten years. But neighbors near a home on Goshen, within Clovis Unified boundaries, say he lives there. Now two board members want answers.
"The evidence is so compelling the other way, that I'm asking Dr. Vang to at least show us some evidence otherwise," said Michelle Asadoorian, a trustee.
So far, the district has backed Vang, sending out a list of his addresses and dates he lived there. The district says Vang does own the home located in Clovis Unified, but that his family members live there, not him.
Michelle Asadoorian and Larry Moore want the district to look into the issue.
"If accusations are made, we have an obligation to investigate," said Larry Moore, a trustee.
Meanwhile, several teachers at McLane High School, the area Vang represents, want him off the board.
I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the sheer list of problems that're involved and I would think with any dignity and honor, he should resign," said Mary Van Fleet, a McLane teacher for 19 years.
The president of the Fresno Teacher's Association says if Vang does not step down, they'll try to impeach him.
Vang's attorney says it is not illegal for Vang to have more than one home and that he has done nothing wrong.