June 6, 1991 |
A proposed school parcel tax brought an unusually large number of La Canada Flintridge voters to the polls Tuesday, but failed by a tiny margin. The measure, which would have raised $1.25 million a year for local schools for the next four years, fell short of passing by only 62 votes. It would have increased taxes locally to compensate for cuts in state funding.
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.
May 3, 1990 |
The La Canada Unified School District may cut $568,000 from its proposed 1990-91 budget, a move that probably would eliminate several teaching positions and increase the number of students in classes, district officials said this week. In addition to the cuts, the La Canada Flintridge Board of Education will have to raise $347,000 from alternate funding sources to balance next year's budget.
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!"
September 8, 1988
The La Canada school board Tuesday approved a $13.8-million budget for 1988-89, an increase of 5.8% over last year. The increase reflects a 10.7% raise for members of the La Canada Teacher's Assn. and higher operating expenses resulting from the opening of an elementary school, a district spokeswoman said. Salaries and benefits account for 80.3% of the district's projected expenditures for the year; 4.2% is earmarked for books and supplies; 14.
July 14, 1988
Ribet Academy, a private school in La Canada for grades kindergarten through 12, was recently awarded accreditation from the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation was for six years, the association's maximum accreditation period. The school had not been accredited. Founder and headmaster Jacques Ribet, a former instructor at Hillhouse International in London, the school Prince Charles attended, began Ribet Academy in 1982 with 120 students. Today, 430 students attend the school.
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.
August 20, 1987 |
Two newcomers and an incumbent will vie for two seats on the La Canada Unified School District Governing Board this fall. Board President Carole C. Siegler, 45, has filed her application to run for a third term in the Nov. 3 election. The other candidates are Joyce Brace, a 57-year-old librarian with the Glendale Unified School District, and Richard Galaty, a 41-year-old senior vice president of Union Bank in Los Angeles. Not running for reelection is Larry Knudsen, whose term expires Nov. 30.
January 8, 1987
Joining the ranks of districts statewide, the La Canada Unified School District Board of Education voted Tuesday to impose building fees on new homes and commercial developments. Revenues will be used to renovate schools. The decision is expected to bring the district up to $200,000 annually, a district spokeswoman said. It takes advantage of a new state law that allows school districts to assess up to $1.