Ian Pike 4 p.m., March 9
Kittles' Rhoades School Sold
The Rhoades School of Encinitas has been purchased by Nobel Learning Communities of West Chester, Pennsylvania. In a news release, the company did not state the name of the seller. However, the head of the school is Luanne Kittle, wife of Bob Kittle, former editorial writer and unofficial voice of the Union-Tribune, who was let go by the new owners Aug. 12 as part of a major layoff. It has always been presumed that the Kittles had bought the school from the founder, Charlotte Rhoades-Glinski. Rhoades is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational school serving 300 children from kindergarten through 8th grade. I tried to reach Luanne at the school and at home without success. Nobel is a publicly-held company whose stock trades on the Nasdaq.