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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 23, 2013
As Burbank Unified gears up to spend the first of its $110-million bond, school officials have started prioritizing a to-do list of facility improvement projects. During a school board meeting last week, officials approved issuing $41 million in bond money to begin tackling the greatest needs. As part of the bond's requirements, the district must plan to spend about 85% of the $41 million in a three-year period, and reveal an early projection of the money assigned to future projects.
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January 16, 2008
ON THE AGENDA The following items are scheduled to be discussed at Thursday night?s Burbank Unified School District board meeting: ? Auditor Karin Nelson will review the district?s 2006-07 annual financial report. The report?s more than 80 pages outline the district?s statement of assets, activities, cash flows, expenditures and balances for the year. WHAT TO EXPECT The board will not take action on this item immediately but will ask questions and make statements regarding the audit.
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April 22, 2014
Re: “ Board can't promise a cure ,” April 16. It's very sad to learn that Burbank Unified School District's head school nurse has to beg the BUSD, Burbank City Council, and other committees to fund three more credentialed nurses to the district. We want our schoolchildren to be well taken care of for their chronic health conditions and when a true health emergency arises. We are sensitive to this issue because our daughter experienced a life-threatening pulmonary embolism at her high school in 2013.
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December 3, 2013
Can it be true that Burbank school board members did not know until recently that several elementary school libraries had closed (“District clears way for books,” Nov. 21)? I thought that the only elected officials who didn't know what was happening on their watch were Burbank City Council members. In any event, it's wrong that volunteers are no longer able to assist teachers in Burbank's public school libraries. How difficult can it be to check books in and out and put them back on the shelves?
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 29, 2013
The Burbank Unified School District plans to hire a consultant who will work to further implement its technological infrastructure. Jon Largent of ICS Service Co. will be paid $100,000 in Measure S bond funds through November 2014 to help Burbank Unified employees with the district's cabling and technology-related equipment as they build a stronger computer network, the school board decided last week. Charles Poovakan, director of information technology and educational support for the district, said that the role Largent will step into is “a void we need to fill” as the district paves the way for a better network.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 26, 2013
A school finance expert predicts that the Burbank Unified School District could see a significant increase in state money under California's new school funding system. Under the new plan, Burbank Unified could receive at least $7,000 for each elementary and middle school student. For every high school student, the district could be paid about $8,600, according to calculations made by School Services of California. However, chief executive Ron Bennett told the board earlier this month, the new funding formula will take about eight years to be fully implemented.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 23, 2013
As Burbank Unified gears up to spend the first of its $110-million bond, school officials have started prioritizing a to-do list of facility improvement projects. During a school board meeting last week, officials approved issuing $41 million in bond money to begin tackling the greatest needs. As part of the bond's requirements, the district must plan to spend about 85% of the $41 million in a three-year period, and reveal an early projection of the money assigned to future projects.
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March 9, 2012
Two camphor trees adjacent to the newly reconstructed Memorial Field that were slated for removal have gotten a reprieve. The City Council this week postponed signing off on an agreement with the school district for their removal, meaning the trees will likely stay for the next year, city parks officials said. Earlier this year, Burbank Unified School District officials warned that berries from the trees would stain the stadium's artificial-turf surface and the track. Though the stains would not harm the structure, the discoloration would not be covered by any warranty, and district officials said there is little money to spend on extra maintenance.
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By Megan O¿Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | September 6, 2011
Families who are seeking to apply for free and reduced-price meals for their children can do so now through the Burbank Unified School District. Applications and instructions are currently being distributed to all households, and are also available at the principal's office at each school site. Applications must be completed and submitted to the school for processing. They are accepted at any time during the school year. Household size and criteria information is available on the district website at www.burbank.k12.ca.us.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | December 4, 2010
Nine percent of Burbank Unified ninth-graders have carried a weapon to school, 5% of seventh-graders have smoked marijuana at least once, and 18% of 11th-graders have been drunk or high on campus, according to the recent California Healthy Kids Survey. Funded by the California Department of Education, the biennial survey is designed to gauge the health of a school site by assessing health-risk behaviors that hinder academic success. Self-reported data include grades, truancy, substance abuse, crime-related behavior and perceived safety at school.
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October 6, 2010
Restaurants take over Thursday night The Taste of Downtown Burbank is taking over the North San Fernando Boulevard on Thursday, with organizers working to keep trash and waste at a minimum. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. celebrity guests, live entertainment and over 40 restaurants will light up the evening between East Magnolia Boulevard and East Orange Grove Avenue. Hosted by the Downtown Burbank Partnership, organizers say they want to reduce waste by 75% compared to the previous year with compostable and environmentally friendly eating utensils and recycling stations.
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