School board members, PTA moms and representatives of Lundgren Management huddled together in the newly renovated girl’s locker room showers at La Cañada High School Monday, first to cut the ribbon and then to formally unveil the updated boys and girls gym locker room facilities.
The renovation project, which came it at just under $740,000, was funded by available bond monies, according to Mike Leininger, La Cañada Unified School District’s assistant superintendent for facilities and operations.
The school board approved funds for the renovation after walking through the gym locker room facilities last year at the invitation of then-LCHS 7 / 8 PTA president Caren Colburn. During her opening remarks at the ceremony, school board President Susan Boyd described having seen beat-up lockers as well as showers that didn’t work or drain properly and that had cracked tiles with moldy grout.
“My son’s in ninth grade and you know, the locker rooms were always something we all knew needed attention,” said Colburn. “I think it was really making the school board members aware of the conditions of the locker room — I don’t think any of them were aware what they looked like, and so I invited a couple of them to take a look.”