November 17, 2007
Board members approved a resolution to dedicate property at David Starr Jordan Middle School to be made into a new parking lot to accompany renovations on the school?s field. The addition of a parking lot for the field is a solution for surrounding residents who have complained of overflow parking on their streets during games at the school. ? WHAT IT MEANS When construction begins at Jordan Middle School on their field, the parking lot ? which is expected to have about 70 parking spots ?
March 9, 2010
A Burbank Unified School District teacher turned herself in Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old student from March to September last year, police said. Amy Beck, 33, a sixth-grade teacher at Jordan Middle School, surrendered Monday afternoon to Burbank police with her lawyer, and was being held on $400,000 bail, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. “We’re still trying to piece everything together, what happened, where, what kind of sex acts, how many, and how long it’s been going on,” he said.
March 10, 2010
[DEVELOPING] A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Wednesday postponed the arraignment of a Burbank Unified teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student so that she can continue to work with authorities, her attorney said. Amy Beck, a 33-year-old teacher at Jordan Middle School, will remain in jail and is working with authorities as they investigate allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a student who was 14 at the time, her attorney, Michael Williamson, said.
May 14, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Most children aren't used to getting "caught" doing something good, but when they are, David Starr Jordan Middle School rewards them for it. The school had its Silver for Super Students award ceremony Thursday, recognizing students spotted doing good deeds. "We have so many kids that do wonderful things, it's just a time to say 'Thank you,'" Principal Mary Margaret Kljunak said. The Silver for Super Students award is unlike others, Kljunak and school counselor Sue Kyle said.
June 6, 2008
The city engineer, Sean Corrigan, provided the council with a report on the status of proposed improvements for athletic fields and facilities at Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School and Jordan Middle School. The plans were initially proposed on Jan. 31, 2007, by the Board of Education and were approved for funding on April 17, 2007. The city agreed to provide $11.65 million toward the joint project. The council provided direction to the district to ways they could remedy funding such as allocation of Youth Development Funds.
November 12, 2005
?For the students in Burbank, the concept of peace takes on many forms. In a contest sponsored by the Burbank Noon Lions, students drew posters interpreting the contest's theme -- peace without borders. Ideas ranged from a cubist painting of a dove to a stream carrying the notes to the song "Peace is Like a River." The Burbank Noon Lions, along with City Councilwoman Marsha Ramos and representatives from the offices of Rep. Adam Schiff and State Sen. Jack Scott, honored the four winners of the contest on Wednesday at the Burbank Central Library.
October 24, 2009
Students, administrators and dignitaries joined in a spirited celebration Wednesday to officially dedicate the new athletic field and all-weather track at Burbank High School. Visitors of all stripes said the facility would serve as a source of excitement for student athletes after decades of low-quality playing conditions. Cheerleaders performed as former City Manager Mary Alvord and former Burbank Unified Supt. Gregory Bowman joined city and school district officials in dedicating a large placard that began with the promise: “Together for a better community.