November 3, 2007
Board members approved the purchases of numerous supplies, services and other materials for use at school campuses and district offices. The total amount for the purchase orders is more than $270,750. Music supplies at David Starr Jordan Middle School account for $10,000, and classroom microphone systems at Burbank Luther Middle School account for a little more than $10,000. WHAT IT MEANS Purchases on this list have now been approved, and school sites will be able to proceed with their projects ?
February 10, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank is seeking donations of $250 for its "Back-A-Youth" campaign. The money will sponsor a child for one year. Though children pay $45 for a year's membership to the club, the club needs an additional $250 to host the daily activities, field trips and camps it offers during the year. The club also is seeking $100-per-child sponsorships for the club's summer Sleep-Away Camp to keep the children's registration fee as low as $15 to $25. All donations are tax-deductible.
October 3, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- For Susan House, volunteering time at her daughter's elementary school is a vital part of being a mother. And House is not alone in her beliefs. More than 200 parents will volunteer their time at Thomas Edison Elementary School during the 2001-02 school year, many of whom met with Edison teachers for the first time this school year on Sept. 25 to go over the year's agenda of field trips, classroom projects and after-school events.
December 19, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Should an accident occur at one of its schools during a fund-raising event, the district has it covered. Fourteen organizations were granted limited liability insurance coverage under a plan approved by the district at the last school board meeting. And booster club participants, like Anita Davy, are glad for the help, so funds raised by her group -- John Burroughs High School's Vocal Music Assn. -- do not need to be spent on providing their own insurance.
April 30, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Burbank parents were among those cheering on speakers who denounced the governor's proposed education reforms Wednesday at a rally in front of the Glendale Unified School District's headquarters. It was one of nine rallies throughout the state Wednesday, and several members of Burbank's PTA used it as a starting point for PTA's Caravan for Kids. Parents wore "Protect Prop. 98, Protect Students" and "Let's Make California Schools Great Again" buttons.
January 15, 2003
Laura Sturza When Ann Thayer's family moved to Burbank in 1954, she and her husband looked for a school for their son, Grant, who was born moderately retarded. "Let's face it, 55 years ago there were very few schools for children that were slower and couldn't do things," Thayer said. After trying several schools, Thayer brought her son to the Burbank Center for the Retarded when it opened in 1963. The center, which also known as BCR: A Place to Grow, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.
March 27, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Enrollment in the Burbank Fire Department's Regional Occupations Program was so low late last year that officials had to cancel the fall class. "We had a decline in people last semester, and we just didn't have enough to take the class," Burbank Fire Capt. Ron Bell said. That has changed. A crop of 23 teenagers are enrolled in the program's new semester, which started in early February. "It' because of Sept. 11 and because we went out to the schools and had a visible presence to talk to students about the program," Bell said, adding that he believes the presence of firefighters in the media since the terrorist attacks has increased local teens' interest in considering that career, Bell said.
May 1, 2004
As the husband of one of the victims of Mr. Sarna's personal attack against those teachers and parents who spoke openly to the school board on April 1 about their desire to see Ms. Stambolos continue as principal of Roosevelt Elementary School, I am compelled to defend my wife's integrity. My wife would never make a move without listening to all sides of an issue, and has been tireless in trying to find out the answer to this question: What has Ms. Stambolos done to warrant her removal from Roosevelt?