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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.
  • Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally

    Editorial: Geo Listening in the light, finally
    When it first hired Geo Listening in late 2012 to monitor the public social-media postings of students for signs of, among others, depression or suicide, Glendale school officials were less than transparent. In fact, they were opaque, failing to...

    Roosevelt Middle School unveils new seventh period

    Roosevelt Middle School debuted an extra period this week, a move educators say will give students more time to take electives or receive targeted intervention in math or English. Roosevelt Principal Mary Mason said teachers felt the old six-period...

    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...

    Glendale Unified students start new school year

    Glendale Unified students start new school year
    About 26,000 students returned to Glendale public schools on Monday with the start of the new school year. Among them were Daniel and Clarissa Victor, siblings who were entering the fifth and fourth grades, respectively, at Horace Mann Elementary, where...