Responding to a request for help from principals, Burbank Unified officials agreed to fund full-time curriculum specialists at three elementary schools during the next school year.
Before the district weathered significant cuts, curriculum specialists assisted principals, provided instructional support to teachers and oversaw English language learners.
At the start of this current school year, Burbank Unified only had six such positions, and only one — at Jefferson Elementary — was full time.
With an expected increase in state funding, school board members and district administrators sought input on how to spend state dollars. That resulted in a request from principals at Bret Harte Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary and Joaquin Miller Elementary for the full-time specialists.