The La Cañada Unified School District has moved closer to hiring an equity and inclusion officer, a process that began months after some students were investigated for allegedly using offensive and discriminatory language at basketball games during the season. Continue reading “Candidates for LCUSD Equity and Inclusion Post Are Interviewed”
La Cañada Flintridge’s three public elementary schools were ranked in the top 25 among the hundreds of such schools in Los Angeles County in the most recent survey from neighborhood review website Niche.com, though that status represents a decline compared with last year’s listings. Continue reading “Public Elementary Schools Get High Grades but Fall in Rankings”
Neighborhood research website Niche.com has listed La Cañada High School as the No. 7 public high school in Los Angeles County and No. 24 in California.
Those are enviable positions, but they represent a slight dip from LCHS’ status last year, when the website ranked LCHS No. 5 in the county and No. 18 in the state. Continue reading “LCHS Receives an A+ Despite Slight Drop in Rank”
By Christian Leonard
A local skate park near the La Cañada Unified School District office has sat somewhat empty this summer, despite efforts to increase traffic with expanded summer hours, but city officials say the spot is still a valuable place for kids to socialize and learn skateboarding basics.
And with classes starting up again soon, it can serve again as a convenient after-school recreation site. Continue reading “School Year Nears, So LCF Skate Park Will Change Hours”
Most La Cañada Unified School District parents undoubtedly want their children to be skilled in the use of digital technology, electronic devices and software — but not to be controlled by or obsessed with such tools.
That was one of the reasons more than 20 people attended Parent Tech Academy Summer 2019 in the La Cañada High School library on Monday, the first evening of a two-session event that continued the next night. Continue reading “Session Helps Close Tech Gap Between Parents and Kids”
La Cañada Unified School District officials have started their search for an “equity and inclusion officer,” months after some students were investigated for allegedly using discriminatory and offensive language at basketball games during the season. Continue reading “School District Aims to Hire Equity and Inclusion Officer”
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette said it is unclear when a meeting might take place between school district officials and the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization to discuss the possible transfer of the Sagebrush territory into the LCUSD. A scheduled June 5 meeting has been canceled. Continue reading “Meeting to Discuss Sagebrush Transfer on June 5 Canceled; No New Date Set”
Monday, May 20, is now the date on which removal of sediment in connection with the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project is expected to begin.
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette made the announcement at the end of a more than three-hour Governing Board meeting on Tuesday night. Continue reading “School Superintendent Addresses Issue of Big Dig Traffic”
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”
More than a year after a $2 million settlement between the school district and a former special education student who was injured in a fall, guardrails protect bleachers at a La Cañada High School gym where the accident occurred and the young man is trying to put the episode behind him.
Attorneys for Ethan Kalnins, a former LCHS student who has cerebral palsy, settled with the La Cañada Unified School District after Kalnins fell off the side of the bleachers in the north gym at LCHS. Guardrails were not affixed to the bleachers at the time. Continue reading “LCUSD, Former Student Move Forward After $2 Million Settlement”