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By Mary O'Keefe | February 9, 2006
La Cañada Flintridge parents now have a way to keep updated on all the issues concerning their child's school and district. La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton came up with the idea of a monthly letter that would not only inform parents on district events and policies but also put a face to the administration. "One of my goals is to strengthen communication. This is a good way to do it," Stratton said. The letter, which can be found on the district website, has a message from Stratton and a message from Scott Tracy, school board president.
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By Ralph Saenz | September 16, 2005
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton reported at Tuesday night's meeting of the LCUSD Governing Board that current student enrollment is still down from last year. Stratton told the board that there is "a slight decline in enrollment" and that it is "still hovering around" 4,269 students for the 2005-2006 school year. The superintendent said the district enrolled 4,291 students for the 2004-2005 school year. "Each week, we are still getting students coming in. That could continue throughout September," Stratton %said.
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By Ralph Saenz | September 1, 2005
The year-and-a-half wait for a new contract could be over in about two weeks for some 200 teachers and officials in the La Cañada Unified School District. New LCUSD Superintendent Jim Stratton announced at Tuesday night's meeting of the LCUSD Governing Board at the Information Resource Center at La Cañada High that the district and the La Cañada Teachers Association "have come to an agreement in principle" on a new contract. Stratton explained that legal council for both parties were working on the language for the contract and it could ready to send to the LCTA membership later in the week to vote on. If the membership approves the new contract, the LCUSD Board will vote on it and it will be sent back to the board for its approval.
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By Ralph Saenz | August 24, 2006
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton reported to the Board of Governors at Tuesday night's meeting that District enrollment for 2006-2007 is about what staff had predicted it would be. He said that current enrollment (as of Tuesday) was at 4,158 and that eight student requests for enrollment were pending, bringing the total enrollment to a possible 4,166 for the high school, 7/8 school and three elementary schools. "We are 87 students down from the same time last year.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Wendy Sinnette, assistant superintendent of human resources at the La Cañada Unified School District, will take over as superintendent of the district in July, replacing current Supt. Jim Stratton, who last week announced his retirement, effective at the end of the current school year. The district's governing board filled the impending vacancy created by Stratton's announcement in less than a week, choosing to forgo a national search for candidates and opting instead to promote from within.
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By Ralph Saenz | November 10, 2004
A number of far reaching personnel changes were announced at Tuesday night's meeting of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board. Current Superintendent Sue Leabo, a veteran educator who has served in the district's top position for the past three years, announced her retirement effective July 31, 2005. Her replacement was also announced at the meeting. Taking over as the new LCUSD superintendent next year will be Jim Stratton who has been with the district since 1991 and currently serves as the district's deputy superintendent for educational services.
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By | November 16, 2006
Prior to Tuesday's La Cañada Unified School District Board of Governors meeting, a workshop was held to update board bylaws. LCUSD Superintendent Jim Stratton said the board meets periodically to go over its bylaws and update or rework them. "The board went over a section on Tuesday that addresses the problem of inappropriate behavior among the board members and how it should be handled," Stratton said. Stratton said the board has met several times already to review its bylaws and still has several areas to cover.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 2, 2011
La Cañada civic leaders volunteered to take time out of their schedules to read to La Cañada Elementary School students Tuesday, as part of the school’s annual Community Read-In. There was a wide range of readers on hand, from parents and JPL employees to City Council members and La Cañada Unified School District officials, including Supt. Jim Stratton. The Community Read-In is one of his favorite days of the school year, Stratton said. “If you were facing disastrous budgets, where would you rather spend your time?
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 13, 2011
La Cañada's public school system will still be in good hands after the departure of Supt. James Stratton, school officials said following Monday's announcement of his pending retirement. The news Stratton will retire at the end of the 2010-11 school year comes as a LCUSD task force has asked the La Cañada community to donate $2,500 annually to help bridge a $6 million gap in the district's budget. The gap has been created by repeated cuts to California's public education funding from the state Legislature.
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By Ralph Saenz | March 23, 2006
Following a presentation by La Cañada Unified School District Supt. Jim Stratton on student assessment procedures at a special workshop on Tuesday evening, school board members expressed their disappointment with the process. Board members and even people in the audience said they have come across teachers who do not follow district guidelines to send home tests and instructional syllabuses to show how their children are doing in school and what they are studying. In discussing high school assessment guidelines, Stratton said it was important that teachers keep in regular communication with parents so they know how their child is progressing in school.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Wendy Sinnette, assistant superintendent of human resources at the La Cañada Unified School District, will take over as superintendent of the district in July, replacing current Supt. Jim Stratton, who last week announced his retirement, effective at the end of the current school year. The district's governing board filled the impending vacancy created by Stratton's announcement in less than a week, choosing to forgo a national search for candidates and opting instead to promote from within.
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By Ralph Saenz | August 24, 2006
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton reported to the Board of Governors at Tuesday night's meeting that District enrollment for 2006-2007 is about what staff had predicted it would be. He said that current enrollment (as of Tuesday) was at 4,158 and that eight student requests for enrollment were pending, bringing the total enrollment to a possible 4,166 for the high school, 7/8 school and three elementary schools. "We are 87 students down from the same time last year.
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By Mary O'Keefe | February 9, 2006
La Cañada Flintridge parents now have a way to keep updated on all the issues concerning their child's school and district. La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton came up with the idea of a monthly letter that would not only inform parents on district events and policies but also put a face to the administration. "One of my goals is to strengthen communication. This is a good way to do it," Stratton said. The letter, which can be found on the district website, has a message from Stratton and a message from Scott Tracy, school board president.
NEWS
By Ralph Saenz | September 16, 2005
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton reported at Tuesday night's meeting of the LCUSD Governing Board that current student enrollment is still down from last year. Stratton told the board that there is "a slight decline in enrollment" and that it is "still hovering around" 4,269 students for the 2005-2006 school year. The superintendent said the district enrolled 4,291 students for the 2004-2005 school year. "Each week, we are still getting students coming in. That could continue throughout September," Stratton %said.
NEWS
By Ralph Saenz | September 1, 2005
The year-and-a-half wait for a new contract could be over in about two weeks for some 200 teachers and officials in the La Cañada Unified School District. New LCUSD Superintendent Jim Stratton announced at Tuesday night's meeting of the LCUSD Governing Board at the Information Resource Center at La Cañada High that the district and the La Cañada Teachers Association "have come to an agreement in principle" on a new contract. Stratton explained that legal council for both parties were working on the language for the contract and it could ready to send to the LCTA membership later in the week to vote on. If the membership approves the new contract, the LCUSD Board will vote on it and it will be sent back to the board for its approval.
NEWS
By Ralph Saenz | November 10, 2004
A number of far reaching personnel changes were announced at Tuesday night's meeting of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board. Current Superintendent Sue Leabo, a veteran educator who has served in the district's top position for the past three years, announced her retirement effective July 31, 2005. Her replacement was also announced at the meeting. Taking over as the new LCUSD superintendent next year will be Jim Stratton who has been with the district since 1991 and currently serves as the district's deputy superintendent for educational services.
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