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Burbank Unified School District Wrap-up

May 17, 2008

SCHOOL MODERNIZATION

The board unanimously approved more than $400,000 in increased funding for improvements at Luther Burbank Middle School.

The project, which is nearly completed, includes new interior walls, flooring, painting and air conditioning at the school’s administrative offices and classrooms.

The contract with PW Construction Inc. will increase from $11.13 million to $11.54 million due to calls for more enhanced security measures at the administration building.

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WHAT IT MEANS

The project is slated to be finished by the start of the next school year, officials said.

VOTE: 5-0

DOG PROGRAM REVIEWED

The board approved an ongoing program to randomly search Burbank’s high schools next school year with drug-sniffing dogs.

The district will pay Interquest Detection Canines $17,000 to provide trained, nonaggressive dogs to sniff out the presence of prohibited substances from schools during random searches or when principals ask for services to be provided.

Each canine visit will cost the district $425 and the contract provides for 40 visits.

WHAT IT MEANS

The agreement will last from September 2008 to June 2009.

VOTE: 5-0


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