The La Canada Unified School District's elementary school music program, eliminated from next year's budget because of dwindling resources, has been saved by a local philanthropic group, which will run the roughly $30,000-a-year program at no cost to the district.
The school board last week approved an agreement to allow the Flintridge chapter of the Assistance League, a national charitable organization, to hold music classes for fourth through sixth grades at the two elementary schools and to use instruments owned by the district.
The league will pay for an instructor, charging students $50 a semester for instruction and a rental fee for the instruments. The league will provide the sheet music.
Information about the classes will be included in school registration packets. The music program will also be open to students attending private schools.