After airing plans to name an interim replacement for outgoing Supt. Stan Carrizosa, the Burbank Unified school board went one step further Friday and announced Assistant Supt. of Instructional Services Jan Britz as the new permanent head of schools.
Board President Debbie Kukta and Vice President Larry Applebaum confirmed the decision just minutes before taking the stage at the Starlight Bowl for the Burbank High School commencement. It came after eight hours of meetings on three separate days, and conferences with multiple district staff members, they said.
“Having a candidate with a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge really is going to make a difference as we move forward with some really tough decisions over the next year or two with the budget being what it is,” Applebaum said. “It is going to be helpful to have somebody who really knows the landscape.”
Britz said she is looking forward to stepping into the superintendent role.