It will be business as usual for the La Cañada Unified School District while other education officials brace for a dramatic shift in how their extracurricular activities are funded.
A recent lawsuit settlement invokes existing state law that bars schools and their affiliates from charging students fees for programs like sports teams, musical ensembles and cheer squads. Members of the La Cañada Unified Governing Board said the district doesn’t have mandatory fees for the district’s extracurricular programs, so there will be no impact on LCUSD schools.
“We do not charge fees for extracurricular programs,” said board member Joel Peterson.
Students and parents may be asked to provide a voluntary donation to cover certain costs of the program, but it’s always clear the donation is voluntary, said board member Cindy Wilcox.