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

LOS ANGELES

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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