January 14, 1993
Rosemont Junior High in Glendale and La Canada High School are two of 40 nominees from California for the 1992-93 Blue Ribbon Schools program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Nominees were selected based on school leadership, teaching environment, student environment, curriculum and instruction, and parent and community support. Educational leaders will review the nominated schools at the end of this month, with schools selected for national recognition to be announced in May.
February 28, 1985 |
On Tuesday, voters in the La Canada Unified School District will decide on a property tax assessment that school officials say is needed to prevent severe cutbacks in the district's education program. Measure A would add an annual $150 assessment for five years to each land parcel in the district's boundaries. About 7,000 parcels would be included in the proposed assessment.
December 7, 1989 |
Three gunmen rampaged through the University of Montreal engineering school on Wednesday and killed at least 14 women, with many more people wounded, university officials said. One of the gunmen then killed himself. Police said one assailant was arrested and that officers were searching the engineering building for the third man. Montreal Police Director Claude St. Laurent said three men, one carrying a rifle, walked into a classroom and yelled in French "You're all a bunch of feminists!"
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December 15, 1999
A $6-million school bond measure to renovate campuses and build classrooms appeared headed to easy victory in balloting Tuesday. With eight precincts reporting, 80% of voters supported Measure A and 20% opposed it. The measure requires the support of more than two thirds of voters to succeed. It will cost property owners in the district $8.84 per $100,000 of assessed value, district officials said.
January 24, 1991 |
Despite its relative obscurity, the little school district of La Canada Flintridge last week kicked off a campaign for a proposed new school tax by bringing in state schools Supt. Bill Honig to personally attest to the need for the tax. Parents in the La Canada Unified School District had been preparing for a year to launch the tax proposal and managed to persuade Honig to appear after relentless lobbying in Sacramento.
October 1, 1987 |
Enrollment in La Canada public schools grew this year for the first time in more than a decade. Attendance figures for the first day of classes showed enrollment of 3,101, an increase of 3.5% over last year. All the growth occurred in the district's two elementary schools, which gained 135 pupils. La Canada High School enrollment fell by seven, and the district special education program declined by 23 students.