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  • Letter: School readies its annual carnival

    The month of March is bringing us a circus-themed carnival at Disney Elementary School PTA. The annual carnival will be on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the playground at Clark Avenue and Mariposa Street, opposite George Izay/Olive Park....
  • Letter: Continue to fund student counseling in Burbank

    I am a grandparent of a student at Walt Disney Elementary School and I am concerned about the issue of school-based counseling. We know that early intervention is the key to help in all areas for youngsters, and we have been so blessed this past 10 years...
  • Lifelong Burbank resident, news editor and active community member dies

    Lifelong Burbank resident, news editor and active community member dies
    News editor, educator and lifelong Burbank resident Stan Lynch passed away of natural causes on Jan. 3. He was 69. Lynch was born on Nov. 23, 1944, in Burbank and lived in the city all his life. He graduated from John Burroughs High School in 1963...
  • Burbank school board hears educators' wish lists

    Burbank educators approached the school board Thursday night to discuss what they believe should be restored in the district as local school officials look to bring back some programs and staff positions that were affected by years of state budget cuts....
  • McKinley Elementary students plant their first crops

    McKinley Elementary students plant their first crops
    At McKinley Elementary School on Friday, children poured soil into new garden beds as they prepared to plant their first winter garden of broccoli, onions, sweet and bitter lettuce, cauliflower, herbs, peas and carrots. The garden beds, soil and tools...
  • Letter: Parents should have more input

    At the end of the year we bid adieu to Bobbie Kavanaugh, a principal who welcomed our son with open arms to McKinley Elementary School. Kavanaugh is an old-school principal. She treats us like family and knows the needs of our son do not always fit with...
  • District clears way for books

    The Burbank school board Thursday night voted to provide library assistants or clerks to all of the 11 elementary schools in the district. The issue of staffing the libraries came before school board members earlier this month when they learned for the...
  • California State PTA adopts homework resolution initiated by Burbank parents

    The California State PTA adopted a resolution this month that stems from work developed by parents at John Burroughs High School who examined how homework has affected fellow parents’ and their children’s lives. When the John Burroughs High...
  • Utility-rate increases are part of larger budget talks

    Burbank residents may be in for another round of utility-rate increases in July, as officials have proposed modest hikes during preliminary budget discussions. Water rates will likely jump 4.75%, an increase that officials say is driven by hikes in...
  • Burbank school board approves middle school language program

    Burbank middle school students will be able to take a foreign language class for the first time in nearly 20 years, following the school board’s approval last week to establish a program. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, students in the...
  • Forum on proposed charter academy draws hundreds

    About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
  • Burbank school counselor program could be revived after a decade

    Burbank school officials this week considered reviving a position that hasn't existed for more than 10 years, but it would initially be funded by parents and not available to all schools. In the 1990s, guidance counselors served students across the...