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24th Street Elementary vote under way after 'parent trigger' approved

This undated file photo shows the exterior of 24th Street Elementary School in the West Adams area of Los Angeles.
April 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Parents at a Los Angeles school will vote on Tuesday to select a new operator to hopefully turn around a failing school.

The Los Angeles Unified School District approved a controversial "parent trigger" petition in February for 24th Street Elementary School in the West Adams area. California's Parent Trigger Law allows parents to take over a chronically failing school. Those changes could include creating a charter school.

The parents will vote on one of four proposals being presented to them.

The voting began at 7 a.m. at the Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenue Memorial Park.

Two previous attempts to enforce the parent trigger law in California have failed. Petitions in Compton and Adelanto were rejected due to problems with the petitions.

This marks the first time the "parent trigger" has been pulled in Los Angeles.


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