There has been some talk around town regarding the allocation of education funds between the elementary schools and the high school. From the vantage point of a parent of a first grader, it may seem that funds are being wasted at the high school. As the parents of a LCHS graduate, we would like to share some truths about La Cañada and its schools that we discovered on our journey.
The community makes the schools excellent. The state money has not been adequate for years.
The high-school music, drama, art, band and athletic programs are all supported by parent organizations: LCHS Music Parents, Friends of Drama, LCHS Choral Parents Assoc. and Boosters. The district provides teachers (no other funds) to these programs for two reasons: high-school students need extracurricular activities for their development as well-rounded individuals and because colleges expect well-rounded quality applicants. Parents and this community have made these programs what they are. You will be most grateful for this when your child reaches high school.