Compton Parents Use New Law To Seek School Improvements

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

COMPTON (AP) — A group of Compton parents is taking schooling into their own hands.

Parents at McKinley Elementary School are the first in California to use a law that allows them to change a failing elementary school.

More than 60 percent of parents at the school signed the petition presented Tuesday to the Compton Unified School District. They favor turning the campus into a charter school.

Acting Superintendent Karen Frison, who accepted the petition, had no immediate comment.

The so-called parent-trigger law requires the school district to take dramatic efforts to turn around a school if a majority of parents sign a petition demanding change. Measures can include converting a school to a charter or replacing the principal and staff.

McKinley ranks in the bottom 10 percent of California’s elementary schools.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,867 other followers