to a large area in the industrial arts building for boys' team rooms,
locker areas, and weight rooms. Classrooms will be stripped of any items,
such as wall air conditioners or window blinds, lighting, etc., that can
be used in other areas in the district. Also, while students are gone,
asbestos will be removed in preparation for fall demolition. Before
demolition begins and construction starts, fencing will be in place and
when school begins in September travel paths will have been established.
BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL
While major construction will be going on at both schools, the
disruptions at Burbank High will not impact students quite as much. The
Phase I construction at Burbank High will begin on the present parking
lots and grass field on the corner of Third and Harvard Streets and will
stretch to Glenoaks Blvd. There, administrative offices,
two-and-three-story classrooms, library, science labs, cafeteria, center
quad and industrial arts areas will be built. For the most part, the
major areas of the school will be built in that area in Phase I.
In the second phase, the performing arts and auditorium will be
modernized for the vocal music, instrumental music, and art departments.
The final phase will see the construction a three-court gymnasium and
swimming pool along Third Street and a two story parking structure with
tennis courts atop at the corner of Third and Delaware Streets.
The present small and large gyms will be torn down, making room for
the softball field and outdoor basketball courts.
Since much of the new school will be built on the open areas, our
biggest challenge at the Burbank High will be parking during
construction. While students will have minimal displacement for classes,
parking will be an issue. City officials are working with BUSD staff to
alleviate parking problems and provide parking on Third Street and
Harvard Avenue. Our staff continues working with business neighbors for
While no construction project is perfect and we do expect some