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Calif. Parent-Trigger Petition Rejected by School Board

By The Associated Press — March 01, 2011 1 min read

A group of Compton, Calif., parents vowed to continue to force their school district to convert a struggling elementary school to an independent charter, despite the school board’s rejection of their petition.

Lorena Bautista, a parent at McKinley Elementary School, said the school district found any excuse to deny the petition, filed under California’s “parent trigger” law, which gives parents the right to force changes at failing schools.

The Compton Unified School District board voted unanimously last week to deny the petition after finding flaws, including discrepancies in the signatures.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 02, 2011 edition of Education Week as Calif. Parent-Trigger Petition Rejected by School Board

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