Here’s another rumor encountered by parents seeking to convert Palm Lane Elementary into a charter school:

RUMOR: “It is against the law and you will get in trouble if you sign the petition to change the school.”

TRUTH: This is a complete lie – parents participating in the petition campaign under the California Parent Trigger” are protected by the first amendment of the United States Constitution. Interference with those rights is a very serious matter and if you hear of anyone spreading these lies please tell one of the parent leaders right away.