It wasn’t the latest iPad or the promise of front-row concert tickets but a chance to enroll their children in the La Cañada Unified School District that led more than 50 people to spend Monday night sleeping on the sidewalk.
LCUSD’s annual inter-district enrollment process allows some parents who live outside the district the chance to enroll their children here on a first-come, first-served basis.
And although the district only started accepting applications Tuesday morning, dozens of people showed up as early as the weekend to snag a place near the front of the line.
Dan Klein — a mechanical engineer at JPL who lives in Altadena, part of the Pasadena Unified School District — had arrived late Saturday night to snag the very first place in line. Klein hopes to enroll students next year in the sixth, eighth and eleventh grades.
Priority for inter-district student enrollment goes first to children of LCUSD employees, then to people such as Klein who are employed full-time in La Cañada Flintridge, said LCUSD Governing Board member Scott Tracy.