Kiafar, chief facilities and development superintendent for the district,
were among those who attended the afternoon ceremony in the high school
The modernization and reconstruction is part of a $96-million
construction project to expand and renovate Burbank and John Burroughs
A large percentage of Burbank High actually is being replaced, said
Sue Boegh, BUSD spokeswoman.
Classrooms and administrative offices will be remodeled, a new library
and career center will be built and students will be greeted with a new
gymnasium, locker rooms and aquatic center when construction is finished
The school auditorium cannot be replaced, but it will be modernized,
Although construction has not begun at Burbank High, there's been
plenty of preparation and demolition taking place.
Sewer lines have been replaced, student and faculty parking lots have
been ripped up and portable classrooms have been moved.