Ruling Bolster Backers on 'Parent-Trigger' Use
Emboldened by a recent legal victory, a group of parents seeking to use a “parent trigger” law to overhaul a low-performing California elementary school have begun publicly courting outside organizations to help guide them through that complicated process.
If the plans for Desert Trails Elementary School take hold, it would be the first time in the nation’s history that a parent-trigger law has been used successfully to bring about changes to the structure and operations of a school, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
But while the parents in Adelanto, Calif., say they are moving forward, it remains unclear whether legal obstacles remain. Adelanto’s school board president said that the district is still considering whether to appeal a judge’s ruling, issued last month, which allowed parents to begin the process of converting Desert Trails...
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