A group of La Cañada Unified parents spent Sunday evening in Memorial Park asking Music in the Park concert attendees to sign a petition asking the school board to rescind its decision to eliminate four days of school next year.
The move to increase the district teacher’s pupil-free days from three to seven for 2011-12 came out of the district’s contract negotiations with the La Cañada Teachers Association in February. A handful of minutes were added on to each school day to account for the missed days.
A group of parents attended LCUSD’s Governing Board meeting on June 21 and asked the board to reverse that decision. It was these parents who collected more than 80 signatures for the petition in about 90 minutes on Sunday.