Discussion about further curtailing the Crescenta Valley High School open lunch policy has been placed on hold while officials work to implement preliminary changes announced last month.
Officials at the La Crescenta campus are still collecting and processing parental permission forms from students who wish to go off campus midday, Glendale Unified Deputy Supt. John Garcia said Tuesday. By early March, a sticker will be added to those students’ identification cards, which they will have to show to school and law enforcement officials upon request.
The new requirement, announced last month, reverses the previous practice, in which Crescenta Valley High School parents signed a form only if they did not want their child released during lunch. It also brings the campus in line with policy set by the Glendale Unified school board.
At a school board meeting on Jan. 17, officials said that the new accountability system would go into effect with the start of second semester, which kicked off on Jan. 30. But the processing of the permission forms is taking longer than anticipated, Garcia said.