‘Trigger’ advocate leads in school board race

Parent trigger advocates won their fight with the Adelanto school board in the Mojave Desert to take over a failing school – and now they appear to have ousted two incumbents and won a seat on the board, reports Ed Week.

The vote total  is not yet official, but it looks like voters have elected Teresa Rogers, a Desert Trails Parent Union member who backed the trigger campaign, to the Adelanto school board, along with challenger Elaine M. Gonzales.  School board president Carlos Mendoza, who strongly opposed the campaign to convert Desert Trails Elementary School to a charter school, and incumbent Holly Eckes, have lost their seats, if the vote count stands. A third incumbent, Jermaine Wright has won re-election.

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