Jubilant union members are streaming out of the Anaheim City School District Board of Education meeting where the Board voted to reject the Parent Trigger petition to convert Palm Lane into a charter school.
District staff reported that only 48.8% of the signatures could be verified as valid, although there are enough unverified signatures that proponents still have time to correct that deficiency.
Staff also contended Palm Lane was not a “subject school” and noted two other technical deficiencies.
The Parent Trigger Law gives the petitioners time to correct the deficiencies; one of the charter proponents told me the district’s contention that Palm Lane is not a “subject school” is a flawed one.
More details to come.
Note: the local CSEA unit president< Kathleen Heard, just stopped a group of union members and exalted “CSEA was in the house!” One of the union members smiled and said “We’re not from this district! We’re from Magnolia!”
“Great! Thanks for coming!”