Parents in the desert community of Adelanto have won a critical victory in their mission to take over Desert Trails Elementary School under the “parent trigger law.”
A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge has upheld a ruling that allowed the Desert Trails Parent Union to move forward with plans to convert the failing elementary school into a charter school.
The judge also ordered the Adelanto School District to halt efforts to stop the changeover. In August, district officials announced they would not relinquish control of the school.
Cynthia Ramirez, a lead petitioner and organizer of the Desert Trails Trigger movement, said she’s “thrilled and obviously really excited" with the judge’s ruling.
"This decision finally lets us move forward with voting on who we want to come in and take over the school" said Ramirez.