In June 2016, a group of residents from the territory known as Sagebrush located in the city of La Canada, calling themselves “UniteLCF,” submitted a petition to transfer students from GUSD to La Cañada Unified School District (LCUSD). On October 2, 2019, the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization voted to approve this petition and redraw the GUSD and LCUSD boundaries.
GUSD appealed the decision to the California State Board of Education. After several years of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SBE has scheduled a vote for January 18, 2024. Should the SBE deny GUSD’s appeal and approve the territory transfer petition, the transfer must then be approved by a community vote in order to be finalized. The SBE will determine which members of the Glendale and La Cañada communities will be eligible to vote on the territory transfer.
In GUSD, we value every student and family regardless of their place of residency. GUSD Board, administration, teachers, and classified staff are committed to providing a high quality educational program to every student in a caring environment.