Measure S is a worthwhile investment for our community. For the cost of what a parent, grandparent or neighbor pays for a few candles from one band fundraiser each year, the community gets a huge return — safer, well-maintained schools with technology upgrades needed to enhance classroom instruction.

Healthy well maintained schools help to keep our property values strong.

Measure S is ultimately an investment in protecting Burbank's economy and its status as a desirable place to live. Without Measure S we won't have the funds to maintain the quality education needed to keep our schools competitive with neighboring districts. Essential facility repairs will eat away at classroom dollars.

And, we will miss out on qualifying for matching funds from state and federal sources for key upgrades, such as energy retrofits to reduce utility costs and conserve natural resources.

Paula Trubisky
Burbank