Adelanto Parent Trigger Saga Continues

I’ve written a lot about the saga of the parent trigger campaign in Adelanto, California. Here’s the latest from Education Week (it has plenty of details beyond these two first paragraphs):

A California school board has approved a plan to restructure a school at the center of a closely watched “parent-trigger” dispute, but it’s not the plan that a group of parents wanted—and it’s not the plan they say a judge ordered put in place.

The Adelanto, Calif., school board voted Friday to accept a petition circulated by a group of parents seeking to become the first in the country to use a parent-trigger law to overhaul an academically struggling school. But the panel rejected the parents’ preferred option, which was to convert Desert Trails Elementary into a charter school, the board’s president, Carlos Mendoza, told Education Week in an e-mail. The board instead decided to move forward with a form of “alternate governance,” he said, which would result in a longer school day, improved technology and other changes to the school.

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