A petition by a group of La Canada Flintridge residents seeking to break away from the Glendale Unified School District has been approved by the Los Angeles Committee on School District Organization, an official for the committee said.
The 11-member county committee must now decide whether to call an election on the transfer and, if so, what area to include, said Jim Marlatt, the committee's representative from the County Office of Education. If successful, the secession could result in the transfer of 241 Glendale students to La Canada schools by July, 1993.
Organizers of the secession move gathered the signatures of 51% of the 1,400 registered voters in the neighborhood in the northwest corner of the Glendale district east of Pickens Canyon in La Canada Flintridge.
Public hearings will be held on the secession proposal.