Burbank Teachers Association Endorses Three Candidates

By On January 6, 2015

The Burbank Teachers Association released the following press release:

The Burbank Teachers Association has endorsed three candidates for the three open seats in the upcoming School Board election. Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Steven Ferguson and incumbent Dr. Roberta Reynolds.  We believe these candidates know the community of Burbank and will act to provide the highest quality of education for our students.

Steve Ferguson is a lifelong Burbank resident who has served over 15 years of community service.  Steve currently sits on the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan Committee and the Guidance Master Plan Committee and is on the board of the Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Association.  Steve has widespread support in the community and is known as one who listens to those who are affected by the issues.  He has been an advocate for students and teachers since he was in Burbank schools and served as the student liaison to the school board.  Steve Ferguson will listen to all stakeholders when making decisions for our schools and will be a strong advocate for a quality education for all students.

Dr. Armond Aghakhanian teaches courses at Woodbury University and is endorsed by State Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson and five former mayors of Burbank.  Armond is currently serving on the BUSD Bond Oversight Committee and the Burbank Parks, Recreation Community Service Board.   In addition, Armond has a depth of experience working with lawmakers on behalf of students.  He has taught management courses to students from Burbank High School’s Finance Academy.  With a son entering Burbank schools in the next few years, Armond has a very personal interest in providing a quality program in Burbank.

Dr. Roberta Reynolds has eight years of experience on the board.  She has been responsive to community concerns over the past two terms and has successfully lead Burbank Schools through some difficult times.  Roberta has always tried to minimize the effects of cuts on our students as much as possible.  Roberta would like to continue her work to creating a collaborative, open and safe environment for all stakeholders in Burbank Schools. She is deeply committed to expanding our programs and providing a high quality Career and Technical Education for our high school students.

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