How soon before the Equity in Education Committee pulls the trigger in Inglewood USD

imagesThe Weigand Avenue Elementary Parents United group voted unanimously on Thursday to turn their failing elementary school into a school of choice run by the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to a news release from Parent Revolution, the group that helped pass California’s parent trigger law and has provided logistical support to parent groups attempting to enact it.

“The primary focus of the Weigand PSC plan is on student literacy,” Parent Revolution spokesman David Phelps said Thursday. “Also has a heavy emphasis on raising academic and student achievement levels. ”

The 2010 law enables parents to force schools to make dramatic changes if they can gather signatures equal to 50 percent plus one of the families enrolled. The Watts group reportedly gathered signatures from 61 percent of eligible families.

The Los Angeles Unified school board approved the group’s parent trigger petition on May 13.

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I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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