Dear Community Members and Parents,
As Superintendent, I wish to thank all of you who supported the passage of Measure S. The community support that helped us earn over 60% approval is nothing short of remarkable and confirms the community’s support for the Burbank schools. The successful passage of this bond is a credit to all parties involved and most especially to the campaign leader, Marsha Ramos.The funds that Measure S will provide allow the District to avoid further cuts in personnel and in programs.This bond is a general obligation bond which provides funds for capital improvements in our schools. I look forward to seeing the many improvements that together we will make in our schools.
The community has much to be proud of with respect to its schools. Burbank Unified has now begun its registration process for the 2013-2014 school year. As always, we began the first day of registration with long lines of parents requesting permits to attend a Burbank school of their choice. Burbank schools are ranked as high performing schools with every school having an Academic Performance Index (API) in the 800’s. In addition to strong academic programs, our schools have outstanding co-curricular activities, with national recognized vocal music performing groups and a distinguished K-12 Arts for All program.
Burbank compliments the hard work of our outstanding teachers and support staff. The traditions of the Burbank community live on in our schools. As the people of Burbank are committed to making Burbank a great place to live, the school district is committed to keeping our schools a great place to learn. I hope that the schools can continue to count on your support. Hilary Clinton said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In Burbank, it takes the community to educate a child. Your support is the foundational piece of a good sound education.
On behalf of the students, teachers, and staff, we thank you for your support in the passage of Measure S. These funds will help our schools to provide programs that affirm and enhance student learning and success.
Dr. Jan Britz
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The Burbank Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.