February 18, 2009
FUNDING GRANTS AND CUTS The Burbank Unified School District Board of Education will discuss the impacts on city schools from the federal stimulus package and the state?s most recent budget plan. District staff members held a special meeting for the board Tuesday to update trustees on the financial benefits and dangers they might soon have to balance because of the combination of cuts and grants that the district may soon receive. The federal stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday will offer millions to the district to help fund supplemental programs for special education and for schools with high percentages of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
January 30, 2008
President William McKinley was assassinated more than a century ago, but on Tuesday morning, a few parents and a principal managed to breathe new life into the former leader. It was President McKinley’s birthday, and parents from William McKinley Elementary School put together a short skit for their third- to fifth-grade students on the president’s life. “It’s an opportunity to let the kids know who their school is named after,” PTA President Suzanne Weerts said.
August 30, 2006
BURBANK ? Many coaches at Burbank and Burroughs highs are looking forward to making the jump from the Foothill League to the Pacific League. Teams from the two schools will be joining the new league beginning this school year after a long association with the Foothill League, traditionally a tough group of teams. But in girls' golf, the Pacific League could likely prove to be a more talent-laden league than what the Indians and Bulldogs have been used to. "We are joining a very good league," Burroughs Coach Mike Krose said.
December 18, 2012
Approximately eight years ago Burbank residents approved a $112-million school bond measure. The money was used to build a new Burbank High School and remodel and build new class rooms at Burroughs High School. I supported this bond measure because it was obvious these structures were in poor condition. The Burbank Unified School District is now asking voters to approve another bond measure in the amount of $110 million. The district claims the money is needed to repair roofs, air conditioning and plumbing.
October 26, 2005
tullyCROSS-COUNTRY 58th annual Mount San Antonio College Invitational: Burbank and Burroughs had some fine performances Saturday at the meet in Walnut. The top local varsity effort was turned in by the Indian girls' team, which placed fifth among the 26 schools in its race. Michelle Martinez led the way by finishing eighth in 19 minutes 16 seconds. She was followed by Sadee Martinez (11th; 19:46), Brenda Santana (29th; 20:53), Lilyana Morejon (31st; 21:03) and Audrey Akcasu (70th; 22:19)
February 28, 2001
The author of the editorial "Rah! Rah! Rah!" featured in the Feb. 14 "Gains & Losses" owes several Burbank schools an apology. Describing John Muir Middle School and others as "losers" on the basis that they didn't rake in the big bucks in last year's API race displayed a lack of journalistic integrity. Why not detail the dedicated and amazing amount of work that was done by the staffs and students of the schools that were the big winners? You'd make better use of the space in your column to praise and congratulate them and leave it at that.
February 14, 2001
I applaud the sentiments expressed in Jill Herbertson's letter ("Test hardly a fair picture of schools," Feb. 7), which raised many good points about the quality of the schools and their teachers, which can hardly be measured on a test. As a further measure of fairness, in addition to tests that grade the schools and their teachers, how about tests that grade that other crucial component to any child's education -- their parents. Let's rate each child's parents in terms of the quantity and quality of their participation in their child's schoolwork, be it as simple as correcting nightly homework, all the way to volunteering in school activities, with numerous other items in between.
August 25, 2007
BURBANK — A set of seminars on cross-cultural awareness for John Burroughs High School athletics staffers seeks to enhance the sensitive side of the school’s coaches. Darryl Kincy, a motivational speaker, made a presentation to all of the high school’s athletics staff Tuesday and spoke with them about ethnic and cultural sensitivity and taboos. The first of two seminars was part of ordinary staff development, and not in response to ethnic and cultural clashes at the school, said Jan Britz, assistant superintendent of instructional services.
July 9, 2005
WEEKEND It's all in the voice Jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell is putting on a show at the Starlight Bowl this Sunday. See Page A12 NEWS Police contracts in the works New contract to be put before City Council next week calls for pay raises for police force. See Page A4 Schools operating within budget Audit of schools finds Burbank operating within budget -- but school officials are afraid that declining enrollment may put them in the red soon.