The city engineer, Sean Corrigan, provided the council with a report on the status of proposed improvements for athletic fields and facilities at Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School and Jordan Middle School. The plans were initially proposed on Jan. 31, 2007, by the Board of Education and were approved for funding on April 17, 2007. The city agreed to provide $11.65 million toward the joint project. The council provided direction to the district to ways they could remedy funding such as allocation of Youth Development Funds. The council directed staff to organize a joint meeting with the school board to discuss options to complete the projects.
WHAT IT MEANS
The council and school board will meet in mid-July to discuss options for funding such as the Youth Development Funds, scaling the size of the project back, or providing more city or district funds. Construction remains as scheduled for the projects, with Burbank High School beginning in September and John Burroughs High School and Jordan Middle School following in 2009.