The five Burbank residents running for two open seats on the Burbank Unified school board already agree on two main goals: maintaining academic performance and incorporating more technology into the classroom.
Here’s a look at the five candidates running for the Burbank board of education.
David Dobson, 50, has lived in Burbank for 12 years and is running for the first time for a seat on the board.
A freelance video editor and father of two children in Burbank schools, Dobson has been involved in the parent-teacher association for 12 years and is current PTA president at Disney Elementary. He’s also treasurer for the PTA at Jordan Middle School.
His reason for running falls is in his drive to serve, he said, and one of his main priorities is the implementation of technology in every Burbank classroom. He said the benefit of working on the PTA has enabled him to learn how to work with parents, teachers and booster clubs to bring positive change to schools.