The event, called "Safety in the Burbank Schools -- a Proactive
Approach," will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Burbank
Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. It is sponsored by the Burbank Noon Rotary
"Since Columbine in 1999, there has been training and things going on
to help make schools safe but it didn't seem like it was being
communicated to parents," event chairwoman Joan Ortiz said.
It is important that parents know what police and school officials are
doing so they can calm fears their children may have, Ortiz said.
The meeting caters to parents of children going into the sixth and
ninth grades since those are transitional and sometimes worrisome times
for students, Ortiz said.
IF YOU GO:
* WHAT: "Safety in the Burbank Schools: A Proactive Approach."
* WHERE: Burbank Public Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
* WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
* PARTICIPANTS: Police, school safety officials and a psychologist.