October 21, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Becoming self-sufficient and economically independent was the goal of "An Income of Your Own" conference attended by high school and middle school girls. Thursday morning's conference at the Junior Achievement Center was attended by 100 female students from Burbank's high schools and middle schools, said event organizer Sue Boegh. The conference was cosponsored by the Burbank Unified School District and Independent Means, a national organization devoted to teaching girls financial independence.
June 3, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has requested $350,000 in state funding to bolster Burbank Unified School District's literacy program. The money would allow the district to continue providing literacy resource teachers to help students with special reading needs and would also be used for staff development, Schiff said in a written statement. Before it is included in the 2000-2001 California budget, the request must be approved by a joint Assembly-Senate budget committee.
August 14, 2002
Foundation accepting grant applications BURBANK -- The Burbank Health Care Foundation is accepting applications for its 2003 grants, for health care purposes to local nonprofit organizations. Past recipients are the Burbank Unified School District and Woodbury University. A complete application must be received by the foundation no later than Oct. 31. Grant applications can be obtained by contacting the office of Robert N. Jensen, Jr. at 848-5585.
February 27, 2002
Maya Kukes In other action Thursday, the Burbank Unified School District board of directors: Learned that Providencia Elementary School's participation in the state's Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, which provides additional funding for schools that perform below the fifth decile on the Academic Performance Index, has yielded good results. Caroline Brumm of Providencia reported that the school achieved a short-term growth of 45 points, the third-highest API point gain in the district.
September 4, 2002
Molly Shore Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's Mission Leadership Department has partnered with the Los Angeles County Health Department and the Burbank Unified School District to offer free immunizations and physical assessments during a Back-to-School Health Fair at McKinley Elementary School on the Saturday before school begins. The health fair was organized in response to the imminent closure of L.A. County's Burbank Health Center on Magnolia Boulevard, said Ron Sorenson, Mission Leadership's director of community outreach.
March 9, 2002
6:30 P.M. TUESDAY CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER -- 275 E. OLIVE AVE. Major items to be considered: Appeal of conditional use permit, 500 N. Niagara St. Joint meeting with the redevelopment agency and youth endowment services fund board. Approval of minutes for Dec. 18, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 meetings. Resolution to vacate a five-foot public utility easement located at 3120 Empire Ave. Final approval of subdivision tract, 428 E. Santa Anita Ave. Report on Valley Park Renovation and Skate Park facility.
June 9, 2004
An article on Page A3 in the weekend edition of the Leader, "Certifying a new set of leaders," should have identified the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, Burbank Unified School District, the city of Burbank and Woodbury University as the organizations that co-founded Leadership Burbank. This year's program was also sponsored by the Bob Hope Airport, Burbank Development Co. Inc., Committee to Elect Todd Campbell, SCA Appraisal, Zelman Development Co., Crown Realty and Development Inc., Warner Bros.
July 3, 2004
FINANCIAL REVIEW OF OUTSIDE GROUPS WHAT HAPPENED The board approved an agreement with its auditors, Vicenti, Lloyd and Stutzman, to review outside financial accounts. WHAT IT MEANS Booster clubs and parent support groups will have their finances reviewed if the need arises. By being recognized under district policy as an organization benefiting students, the outside groups give the district the right to review their finances. The agreement places an $8,000 cap on the review services.
July 31, 2004
With six weeks to go before the start of the new school year, construction is winding down on the new main and auxiliary gyms and outdoor swimming pool at Burbank High School. Ali Kiafar, the chief facilities and development superintendent for the Burbank Unified School District, said the gyms were built with energy-saving measures, such as windows allowing plenty of natural light and material to reduce glare. "This is a real class-A facility," Kiafar said.
August 8, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- The Burbank Unified School District is giving a helping hand to students by providing free and reduced price meals at its schools this fall. Application forms for free and reduced price meals were sent out to secondary students and their families last week by each individual school. Eligibility for free meals is met if a student's family is receiving benefits from the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Food Stamp program.