Compton School Board Rejects Recommended Charter School Operator

COMPTON (AP) —  The Compton Unified school board has rejected a charter school operator a parents’ group had recommended to take over a failing elementary school.

The board Tuesday night voted 5-1 against approving Celerity Educational Group, the latest of several applications by charter operators to run a district school.

The move comes as the district is fighting a court battle over a petition filed by parents at McKinley Elementary School under the state’s so-called parent trigger law, which allows parents to force turnaround measures at a failing school.

McKinley parents want Celerity to take over the school, but board members said they wanted to compare Celerity’s performance to other charter operators.

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  1. bdj says:

    Good for Compton Unified. I do not know the status at Mckinley Elementry school, but I do know that charter is not necessarly the way to go. They can pick and choose the students that they want in their school. They are not responsible to the school district. Not a good way to go.

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