The petition comes in the wake of Huff's verbal attack on R-8 Board of Education member Debbie Fort and his recent Facebook attacks on another board member, Jennifer Martucci, prior to the April 7 election.
The petition, which is directed to new Board of Education President Jeff Koch says the following:
It's time to take action. C J Huff has performed gross misconduct in his role as Superintendent. He is a detriment to our kids, the parents of Joplin's school children and the taxpayers of Joplin, MO.
In addition, a new Facebook group called C. J. Huff Has Got to Go started today.