A $110-million Burbank Unified bond extension will be placed on the March 5 ballot — a move that was necessary to comply with state law, but one that had school board members worried about getting out the vote.
Since state law requires tax-related measures be put on ballots with polling stations, school board members on Thursday were precluded from picking Burbank’s all mail-in ballot elections for citywide races on February 26 and April 9. That left the district with March 5 — pairing with the Los Angeles Community College District’s board election — or November 2014.
The bond needs at least 55% voter approval, and given a recent survey of city voters found 60% support, passage is promising, but only if the district can get enough Burbank residents to the polls.
The bond will bring highly needed funds to Burbank’s public schools, improving roofs, technology and plumbing among a long-running list of needs.