In ‘Parent-Trigger’ Case, California Appeals Court Sides With Parents Seeking Change

By guest blogger Lesli Maxwell

A group of California parents seeking to use a state law to convert a district-run elementary school into a charter school notched a legal victory Friday in a long-running battle with an Orange County school district.

A panel of state appellate judges ruled unanimously to affirm a lower court’s earlier ruling that the Anaheim City school district can’t block the parents’ petition to convert their childrens’ school into a charter, according to a news release from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the law firm that represents the parents in the case.

The case, which pits the Anaheim district against parents from Palm Lane Elementary School, has been dragging on for more than two years.

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