Two More “Parent Triggers” in the Works
Alexander Russo | April 9, 2013
Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., the decision of the parents over the fate of 24th Street Elementary School is scheduled to be announced at a park near the school.
The decision will be based on a vote of the 369 parents who signed the original parent trigger petition, according to the LA Weekly. Whichever of the four possible school governance models the parents choose, it will be a historic moment because of the lack of a court fight, notes the Hechinger Report.
But the parent trigger — a controversial state law that gives parents the right to initiate dramatic changes at a low-performing school — is already being used or considered by parents at other LAUSD schools.
LA School Report was first to report that a second LAUSD parent trigger petition has been readied to present to the district — this one at Weigand Elementary. We can now also report that frustrated parents at a third LAUSD school — Haddon Elementary — have taken a pause from the signature-gathering process they had begun in order to hear from teachers there about changes they might make on their own.