School District Maneuvers to Save Money on Bonds

La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board members on Tuesday night passed a resolution to issue a second set of 2017 Measure LCF bonds in March and authorize the refinancing of 2011 general obligation bonds.
The issuance and sale of the 2017 bonds are for $30 million, according to a district statement, which also said that the refinanced bonds are not to exceed $8 million. Continue reading “School District Maneuvers to Save Money on Bonds”

District Diversity Consultant Shares Ideas About Race at Workshop

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Christina Hale-Elliott, La Cañada Unified School District’s first diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, leads a discussion on “How to Talk With Young Adults About Race” at the La Cañada High School cafeteria.

Talking to young children about race is a discussion to be held as soon as possible.
That’s the message La Cañada Unified School District’s diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Christina Hale-Elliott recently gave at a talk to a group of about 20 people. In the discussion, “How to Talk With Young Adults About Race,” Hale-Elliott addressed topics, including a brief history of racism, white privilege and the model minority myth. Children as young as 3 months start to display reactions to race, Hale-Elliott said. Continue reading “District Diversity Consultant Shares Ideas About Race at Workshop”

Design of Proposed LCHS Pool Defended

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La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board President Joe Radabaugh gives his thoughts on Tuesday at a board meeting about a proposed 40-meter pool at La Cañada High School.

The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board has directed representatives from Pasadena’s Gonzalez Goodale Architects to prepare construction drawings for a 40-meter-long pool, despite criticism of the pool’s dimensions. Continue reading “Design of Proposed LCHS Pool Defended”

Palm Crest Earns ‘California Distinguished School’ Title Again

Palm Crest Elementary School was recently named a California Distinguished School but Principal Cory Pak said the distinction is not necessarily his focus.
Pak was the principal of West Creek Academy in Saugus Union School District in 2017 before he came to La Cañada Flintridge. West Creek Academy also received the state distinction. Continue reading “Palm Crest Earns ‘California Distinguished School’ Title Again”

Parcel Tax Renewal Crucial, Says LCUSD Board Leader

Joe Radabaugh
Joe Radabaugh

Joe Radabaugh, who has been a La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board member since December 2017, was recently selected by his peers as the panel’s president after serving most recently as vice president.
Radabaugh, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge since 2007, has lots of experience working in the community.
He is the president of the La Cañada Baseball Softball Association, was a member of the LCUSD parcel tax renewal advocacy team and belongs to Kiwanis. Radabaugh is a past director of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation and a past member of the Measure LCF bond committee team. Continue reading “Parcel Tax Renewal Crucial, Says LCUSD Board Leader”

A Lesson on Hanukkah Comes to Palm Crest Ahead of Holiday

Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Gal Kessler Rohs and her daughter Libby educate Palm Crest Elementary School students about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Gal Kessler Rohs and her daughter Libby educate Palm Crest Elementary School students about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Gal Kessler Rohs, a La Cañada Unified School District parent and education director for Temple Beth David Religious School, helped bring Hanukkah to life for some Palm Crest Elementary School students on Wednesday with the help of dreidels, a menorah and some jelly doughnuts. Continue reading “A Lesson on Hanukkah Comes to Palm Crest Ahead of Holiday”

Conference on Suit Against LCUSD Set for February

Both sides in a civil lawsuit accusing La Cañada Unified School District staff members and a teacher of unfairly targeting Korean American students — a claim that was made after four high school pupils were disciplined for allegedly cheating on an AP European history exam in 2018 — will meet to discuss case details in February. Continue reading “Conference on Suit Against LCUSD Set for February”