As voters go to the polls, they should remember two qualities that are equally important as they decide who will be sitting on the Burbank Unified school board the next four years — experience and passion.
We endorse Larry Applebaum and Steve Ferguson.
Incumbent Applebaum has been on the board since 2005. He brings a great deal of institutional memory to the position. Since no one can know whether the board's other incumbents will run for reelection in two years, his knowledge of the district could provide invaluable.
He proposes the school's deficit be knocked down incrementally, embraces expanded technology and encourages stepping up efforts to teach foreign language at the elementary level — all logical and well-thought-out positions.