State Rep. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has revived an education bill that sharply divided the Republican caucus in 2012, potentially sparking a renewed fight over how big of a say parents should have in school overhauls and testing the newly conservative bent of the chamber.
Stargel filed a new version of the legislation, commonly known as the “parent trigger bill,” on on Feb. 13. The proposal – SB 862 – would allow parents to petition their school board to adopt a specific turnaround option for any school that drew an “F” on state report cards for two straight years.
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