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NEWS
February 9, 2006
Applications for Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School teachers and classroom aides will be available beginning tomorrow, Feb. 10, at all La Cañada Unified School District offices and at Assistance League of Flintridge. Teachers must have their California teaching credential and classroom aides must be at least 19 years old or have completed at least one year of college. Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School is scheduled for five weeks from June 26 through July 28, Monday through Friday except for the July 4 holiday.
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NEWS
By Chris Sutton | April 28, 2005
More than 70 teachers met in the teachers' parking lot at La Cañada High School at 7 a.m. last Friday for what they called Unity Day. Dressed in all black and wearing blue ribbons, they had doughnuts and coffee, then assembled. Carrying a "Fair Settlement Now" banner that was so large it had to be held by 14 teachers, they marched to the sidewalk for the parents dropping off students to see their unity and support them. "Everyone knows we have not had a raise in three years and all this year, with less than two months left, we have been working without a contract.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | May 25, 2006
The sound of laughter and the squeak of a swing set are normal sounds of a playground. The difference last Saturday was that these sounds were coming from teachers, not children, on the swings and in the sandboxes. It was their laughter that echoed across the Child Educational Center playground. This was the "Creating The Outdoor Classroom" conference sponsored by the CEC in La Cañada. About 250 preschool teachers and administrators throughout California came to learn how to use the outdoor classroom to their advantage.
FEATURES
By Ralph Saenz | March 2, 2006
Procedures for disciplining teachers were discussed by the La Cañada Unified School District at a workshop held prior to the regular board meeting on Tuesday. Bill Loose, deputy superintendent for finance, gave a slide presentation and then answered question from the board and the audience at the approximately hour-long workshop, which was held in the new board room on Cornishon Avenue. Staff evaluation procedures for both certificated and classified personnel were scheduled to be discussed by Loose at the workshop.
FEATURES
October 19, 2006
Paradise Canyon Elementary held their annual Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch last week. Students, teachers and parents stopped by the pumpkin patch to stock up on pumpkins donated by local realtor Carey Haynes. The Mattix family correctly guessed 131 pounds as the weight for "Big Mac," and got to bring home the largest pumpkin in the patch. Deejay Ray Rocks entertained the crowd in the cafeteria with the "Monster Mash" and plenty of pop songs. Face and hair painting, pumpkin decorating and plenty of refreshments at the bake sale rounded out the all out fun event.
NEWS
By Ralph Saenz | May 12, 2005
Teachers in the La Cañada Unified School District have been working without a contract since last September and there is little indication, with the school term to end next month, that a settlement will be reached soon. Teachers are becoming more verbal in their wishes to come to an agreement with LCUSD negotiators. One example of this occurred at Tuesday night's meeting of the district's governing board at La Cañada High. Several teachers filled the small meeting room in the Information and Resource Center.
NEWS
By Elaine La Marr | March 1, 2007
Teachers within the La Cañada Unified School District are following through on an earlier recommendation they improve communications with parents, the local school board learned Tuesday. Dr. Damon Dragos, LCHS principal and 7/8 Principal Wendy Sinnette presented to the board an update on 7/12 assessment practices. Acting on concerns presented by parents that tests and other assessments were not being returned to students for review, the board approved a revised student assessment policy at it Sept.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal and Megan O'Neil daniel.siegal@latimes.com, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 12, 2011
Concerned about teacher retaliation, local property values and their own standing in the community, numerous La Cañada Flintridge parents say they are reluctant to openly criticize practices in the La Cañada Unified School District. The issue - below the surface for years, and perhaps decades, parents and community members say - came to a head last month. It did so after a complaint against La Cañada High math teacher Gabrielle Leko, filed by La Cañada Unified School Board Member Cindy Wilcox, became public.
NEWS
By Mary o’keefe Valley sun | September 13, 2007
To send home tests or not to send home tests, that was the question at the La Cañada Unified School District meeting on Tuesday night. There were plenty of slings and arrows being tossed about between school board members, administrators, teachers, students and parents. The base of the debate was centered in a board policy that required teachers to send students? test home. This ruling had been adopted in 2001, but there was a stipulation that exemptions could be made by school principals.
NEWS
April 1, 2004
I was amazed at how misinformed Mr. Tanabe is when I read his letter that was published last Thursday. He obviously doesn't know any teachers. First of all, teachers are paid for 183 days. Any "vacation" time is uncompensated unemployment. Secondly, the teachers' salaries in La Cañada only account for 41.59% of the budget dollars, not the 82% that he claims. His claim that teachers' salaries are bloated is just plain ridiculous. La Cañada teachers have not received a raise in the past three years, but the cost of living has gone up. That amounts to a decrease in buying power for teachers.
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