La Cañada Unified School District commemorated the "rebirth" of its high school on Monday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Most of the district's school board members, La Cañada High School administrators and state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino gathered around school board President Jeanne Broberg as she cut the ribbon in front of the school's newly renovated bathroom and auditorium.
"This school district does great things and I wanted to support it," said Portantino, a La Cañada residents whose oldest daughter graduated from LCHS two years ago and younger daughter attends third grade at La Cañada Elementary School. "Obviously when you have better facilities it's a better experience for the kids and it's all about the kids."
The construction project cost a total of $1.917 million and included the modernization of Room 100 and the renovation of two campus restrooms. The auditorium was also refurbished as carpet was taken out for polished cement to improve the room's acoustics. A ramp and mechanical wheelchair lift were also installed for access to the auditorium and its stage.