Times might be tough, but for the second summer in a row, the La Cañada Unified School District is undertaking a variety of construction projects. It is in the process of renovating La Cañada High’s north gym and quad area, and it’s also renovating the library at Paradise Canyon Elementary. It also is installing security cameras district-wide.
The funds for the four different projects, which total $886,327, are coming from a 2004 bond. The target date for completion of all the projects is August, before the 2011-12 school year begins.
A tough economy that’s resulted in construction companies outbidding each other for projects has given the district the ability to stretch those bond dollars over the past seven years, said Mike Leininger, the district’s assistant superintendent of facilities and operations.