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“The Parent Trigger law was meant to be a vehicle for a local grassroots movement, as opposed to a vehicle for outside charter groups to sell their organization,” he says.
Having laboriously recontacted all 261 parents who signed their petition, Parent Revolution tells the Weekly it has identified 12 parents who may have rescinded their signatures. But a supporter of McKinley claimed at the Dec. 17 Celerity informational forum that Pastor Finnie had identified parents in the “triple digits” who had taken back their signatures. Finnie won’t show that proof to anyone, but insists that “far more than 12” parents came to the PTA to rescind their signatures.
Micah Ali, a member of the Compton school board, refused to divulge how many signature rescissions the district has received.
“Some parents whose names are on the petition no longer support it,” Ali stated via e-mail to the Weekly. “District staff will be evaluating whether that information is accurate and how to proceed.”
The looming question now is how and when the Trigger will take effect.
State board president Mitchell says that special emergency regulations for the law — now in place until the final ones are approved in early 2011 — require that the district under fire “review and approve” the charter school before it can take over.
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