The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-0 this week to place a parcel tax measure on the March 3 ballot in hopes of continuing what district leaders say is a vital source of revenue. Continue reading “School Leaders Take Action to Put Parcel Tax on Ballot”
La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board members decided Tuesday night to issue the next set of Measure LCF bonds next spring rather than at a later date to take advantage of lower construction costs and interest rates. Continue reading “LCUSD Will Issue Bonds Early to Save Money”
Discussion at the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board’s meeting this week indicated that the panel wishes to place a parcel tax measure renewal vote on the March 2020 ballot, and will work toward building momentum to that end. Continue reading “LCUSD Lays Out Plan Seeking Parcel Tax Renewal”
The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board received resounding support this week to forge ahead with a parcel tax measure renewal vote on the March 2020 ballot. The possible measure, which would be in effect until voters terminated it, would extend the tax that was passed in 2014 and is set to expire in June 2021. Continue reading “Survey Supports Parcel Tax Extension, LCUSD Board Is Told”
Members of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board on Tuesday agreed on a general layout for Palm Crest Elementary School, which is set for a major modernization, but asked the district’s staff for a more detailed plan for the endeavor, due for a groundbreaking in 2021.
The board unanimously voted for more information on an option that includes two two-story buildings forming a V shape, with open space in between, and outdoor corridors. Continue reading “Governing Board Wants More Details on School’s Makeover”
La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board member Joe Radabaugh said recently he was hopeful a meeting could occur soon between district officials and a key countywide committee to discuss a possible transfer of the Sagebrush territory into the LCUSD in the fall. Continue reading “Schools Leader Seeks Meeting Over Possible Sagebrush Transfer”
The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board unanimously voted to approve a contract with the firm that led the successful effort to pass a 2014 parcel tax to assess the feasibility of renewing the measure.
The contract with San Francisco-based Terris Barnes Walters Boigon Heath Inc. was approved on Tuesday night at a regular governing board meeting. The consulting firm’s Charles Heath, who helped the district orchestrate the campaign for Measure LC several years ago, will again lead the effort. Continue reading “LCUSD Explores Parcel Tax Renewal”
By Christian Leonard
The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board reviewed on Tuesday its proposed 2019-20 budget and estimated revenue and expenditures, which included projected losses to the general fund balance for the next two fiscal years. Continue reading “School Board Projects Budget With Steady Reserves”
The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board has approved a first reading of contract agreements with the school system’s teachers as well as other employee groups.
The unanimous approvals were given, with minimal discussion, on Tuesday night at a special board meeting. Continue reading “Governing Board OKs First Reading of Teachers’ Contract Agreement”
In a unanimous vote, the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board named a new executive director of special education and psychological services during a special meeting last week.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity and I want to thank you,” Derek Ihori told the board after he was voted in last Thursday. Ihori’s salary will be $151,080, said Debra Cradduck, executive director of personnel services.
Ihori replaces Tamara Jackson, who is set to retire on June 30. Jackson has been with the LCUSD since 2003, always as special education director, she said in a previous statement.
District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette said Ihori, who has been the director of pupil services for the Las Virgenes Unified School District, was selected out of a strong candidate pool. He oversees 120 special education teachers and specialists for Las Virgenes. Continue reading “LCUSD Hires New Executive Director of Special Education”