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  • Letter: Problem wasn't really the insulation

    The Burbank Leader of Aug. 13 regarding the noxious odor in several offices and classrooms at Jordan Middle School only tells half the story. The issue at the school wasn’t “poorly drying wet attic insulation,” but it was attic insulation that had become contaminated due to a poorly written re-roofing specification. The chemical roof adhesive used during the re-roofing project had penetrated through the new roof membrane and into the attic space. In so doing, this chemical adhesive had become lodged in the attic insulation. Consequently, the trapped chemicals in the adhesive did not dissipate over time, but instead became trapped in the attic insulation. This same problem also occurred at other Burbank district campuses last summer, but not to the same degree. Jordan Middle School was the worst case.
  • New school year kicks off for Burbank kids

    New school year kicks off for Burbank kids
    More than 16,000 kids returned to Burbank schools on Monday, ushering in a new academic year that will see Burbank educators continue to shift to new curriculum standards and restore some academic programs. At Walt Disney Elementary, where fewer than 400...

    Mystery odor at Jordan Middle School determined

    Mystery odor at Jordan Middle School determined
    Administrators at David Starr Jordan Middle School will move back into the school's front office in upcoming weeks after crews cracked the case of a mysterious lingering odor that didn't let up for nearly a year after the school's roof was installed. In...

    Burbank preschool expansion denied due to potential neighborhood impacts

    The Planning Board on Monday denied the proposed expansion of a local preschool in a residential neighborhood, which had drawn concerns from neighbors about traffic and noise. Burbank Temple Emanu El, a preschool and religious education center located...

    On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes

     On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes
    With two different, and yet equally important goals, the Roosevelt Elementary School Booster Club and Tony Yanow, the proprietor of Burbank's Tony's Darts Away, staged respective fundraisers this past week. Gathering at the Canyon Grille at DeBell...