April 6, 2012
In the wake of a controversial proposal to install a telecommunications facility in a local church, the Burbank Unified School District is moving to ban similar equipment on any of its campuses. The district's spokeswoman, Kimberley Clark, said a sentence prohibiting cellular antenna equipment and towers on school property was added to the district's safety policy by school officials on Monday. The move was a nod to neighborhood opposition to the telecommunications facility planned for the Little White Chapel on Avon Street.
May 26, 2012
After airing plans to name an interim replacement for outgoing Supt. Stan Carrizosa, the Burbank Unified school board went one step further Friday and announced Assistant Supt. of Instructional Services Jan Britz as the new permanent head of schools. Board President Debbie Kukta and Vice President Larry Applebaum confirmed the decision just minutes before taking the stage at the Starlight Bowl for the Burbank High School commencement. It came after eight hours of meetings on three separate days, and conferences with multiple district staff members, they said.
October 9, 2002
Molly Shore Students at Burroughs and Burbank high schools last month began attending classes in the new buildings of the first phase of modernization construction at the two campuses. Now, family, friends and community members have the opportunity to see the sparkling new additions at both schools during open houses on two successive Sundays. Burroughs High School opens its doors to the community from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and Burbank High School holds its open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be dedication ceremonies with the Board of Education in attendance and the unveiling of a plaque, said Ali Kiafar, the district's chief facilities and development superintendent.
September 20, 2003
Molly Shore Coke might be the real thing, but beginning next year, Burbank Unified middle school students will have to quench their thirst with water, milk or fruit juice instead of soda. Gov. Gray Davis this week signed Senate Bill 677, which restricts the sale of soft drinks in elementary and middle school vending machines. The legislation goes into effect in January. Although soft drinks are not sold in the district's elementary schools, they are available at middle schools.
July 26, 2003
Molly Shore Burbank public schools have exceeded federal standards for reading, writing and math, according to new academic performance indicators released this week. Nearly 39% of Burbank Unified students tested last year were proficient in English-language arts, and nearly 42% were proficient in math, according to the Adequate Yearly Progress Report, a component of the No Child Left Behind Act. The baseline numbers for students statewide were 12% for reading and writing and 12.8% for math.
February 11, 2009
NORTH GLENDALE — State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell rallied with parents and educators at Glenoaks Elementary School on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to make education a priority and to prevent midyear budget cuts to schools. Speakers at the rally, which included California PTA President Pam Brady and Glendale Unified School District officials, urged parents, students and teachers to implore their local representatives to help keep California from worsening its current ranking in per-pupil funding for education, they said.
January 14, 2006
tullyDrive by Burbank and Burroughs highs and it's hard not to be awed by beauty of the schools' new buildings. Updated facilities and formidable structures make the schools look modern and appear to provide a fine place for young students to receive an education. However, under the surface, the impressive facades hide the embarrassment of numerous problems, dangers and troubles that although not all viable to the casual passerby, have, nevertheless, surfaced since the schools were refurbished just a few years ago. Unfortunately, sports facilities have not been immune from what many consider was poor planning, shoddy workmanship and a rush to finish the construction "on time and under budget."
December 17, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol the district's K-8 schools each day , beginning after students return to classes on Jan. 7 following winter break. Patch A big rig accident snarled traffic along the Golden State (5) Freeway early Monday, reports the Daily News . Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother , who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times with a barbecue fork.
May 20, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Voracious reading habits are paying off for Walt Disney and George Washington elementary school students whose schools were winners in a new reading program introduced by Gov. Gray Davis. The schools will receive $5,000 each in cash awards, said district officials. The "Reading Awards Program," implemented this school year, provides $2 million in awards as an incentive for students in kindergarten through eight grade to read every day. A total of 400 schools from throughout the state will receive awards from the six-month program.
April 21, 2007
WORK COMPLETE AT DAY SCHOOL Board members accepted the completion of a construction contract for Community Day School for site improvements, including asphalt, fencing and a new electric gate. Cost totaled $372,663.88 for the work by Neil Edwards Construction and was inspected by district staffers upon completion. WHAT IT MEANS This ends some of the modernization work to be done on the Community Day School. VOTE: 5-0 SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATIONS Board members approved the installation of security camera systems at John Burroughs and Burbank high schools at a cost of $108,020 for both schools.