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Burbank Business Partners to Help Schools with Matching Funds

Burbank Business Partners is encouraging the Burbank community to donate to the three schools participating in the Support Burbank Schools campaign—Disney Elementary, Providencia Elementary, and Jordan Middle School—by matching total donations of up to $500 for each school as part of the Back to School Night Online Donation Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to raise $1,000 per school, for a total of $3,000, by the end of the schools’ Back to School Nights. The funds raised will help support programs, field trips and the purchase of supplies for Burbank students.Print

Burbank parents, businesses and residents can donate online to the school or schools of their choice by visiting each school’s donation webpage before the Back to School Night deadlines. Disney and Providencia will hold their Back to School Nights on Thursday, August 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jordan’s Back to School Night will take place on Wednesday, September 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Support Burbank Schools campaign is designed to raise awareness of school needs across the Burbank community, with the recognition that parents alone cannot be expected to provide the additional funds, goods and volunteer services Burbank schools need to ensure a dynamic learning environment for all students. The campaign is part of a community-wide effort by Burbank Business Partners, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the need for everyone in the community, including parents, neighbors and local businesses, to support all Burbank schools, public and private.

BAFA Party On The Plaza Honors Burbank Arts Supporters

Burbank Arts For All Foundation (BAFA) hosts its fourth annual Party On The Plaza fundraising gala on Friday, May 15, at Universal Studio’s The Globe Theatre. NBC4 Weathercaster Fritz Coleman returns as Master of Ceremonies of the event honoring three Burbank arts advocates and supporters: Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Burbank High School teacher Jonelle Pickett and longtime Burbank Unified School District volunteer and parent Debbie Wade.

“We are excited to recognize this year’s well deserved honorees,” said BAFA Chair Carrie Brown.  “Nickelodeon Animation Studios has become a true partner in furthering art and creativity in our public schools. We are so proud to honor them with the Patron of the Arts Award.”

Burbank Art's For All Foundation's Executive Director Trena Pitchford and Arts for All Educator Award honoree Jonelle Pickett along with Burbank High School animation students. (Photo Courtesy Burbank Arts For All Foundation)

Burbank Art’s For All Foundation’s Executive Director Trena Pitchford and Arts for All Educator Award honoree Jonelle Pickett along with Burbank High School animation students. (Photo Courtesy Burbank Arts For All Foundation)

“We are also pleased to recognize the work of Jonelle Pickett in the growth of her visual arts and animation classes at Burbank High,” added Brown.

“For the first time, the Foundation is extremely proud to honor one of our many outstanding alumni parents, Debbie Wade, who continues to volunteer her time and talents to further arts education even when her kids have already graduated from our schools.”

“Burbank Arts for All Foundation is so appreciative of the support we have already received from our sponsors and donors,” commented BAFA Executive Director Trena Pitchford. “For our small Foundation, this event allows us to further our mission throughout the year providing much needed funding for arts education programs and our community engagement opportunities.”

(Image Courtesy Burbank Arts For All Foundation)

(Image Courtesy Burbank Arts For All Foundation)

“The goal for the evening is to celebrate all of us who continue to increase creativity in the classroom and honor three amazing leaders: Nickelodeon Studios, Debbie Wade and Jonelle Pickett.”

“We’ve gained a reputation for hosting one of Burbank’s most-fun and original fundraising galas every year,” she said.

Champion of the Arts honoree Debbie Wade and husband Jerry Wade. (Photo Courtesy Burbank Arts For All Foundation)

Champion of the Arts honoree Debbie Wade and husband Jerry Wade. (Photo Courtesy Burbank Arts For All Foundation)

“In order to keep this tradition going—and to accommodate our growing number of guests—we chose The Globe Theatre, on the recommendation of one of our board members,” Pitchford explained as the reason for the move to Universal Studios for this year’s gala. “It’s a spectacular venue for what we hope will be another spectacularly successful event.”

BAFA expects approximately 450 guests at the event, which includes a Wolfgang Puck Catering dinner and live music provided by Band From TV. A silent auction featuring a San Diego weekend, a Las Vegas getaway, a Disneyland vacation, a trip to Mammoth Mountain, tickets to L.A. Kings, dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse and a party at Story Tavern are just some of the offerings up for bid.

Individual tickets are $150 and a few remain available but must be booked by end of day Wednesday, May 13. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with red carpet, hosted cocktails and silent auction. To order tickets or for more information, visit the BAFA Party On The Plaza webpage.

BUSD School Board Votes to Hire Hill as Next Superintendent

What started out a few days ago as an announcement of the potential new hiring of a BUSD Superintendent culminated Thursday night with the hiring of 38 year-old Matthew R, Hill by a 4 to 0 vote.

New Burbank Superintendent Matt Hill. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

New Burbank Superintendent Matt Hill. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Even before a meet and greet that was scheduled for Burroughs High School Tuesday night, the Burbank Teachers Association was already on the war path when President Lori Adams sent out an email that said “Matt Hill has never been a teacher, principal, or even worked at a school site.  He has no curriculum or HR experience. ”

Even after the three hour meet and greet, there was a large contingency that gather in the City Council Chambers for the meeting Thursday night. Most of the speakers, mostly district employees and parents, attacked the Board in their decision making process.

At one point out of frustration, Board Member Dave Kemp left the dais and proceeded to the area reserved for the public and went into a passionate speech about the entire situation and at the end resigned his Board seat and left the building.

Dave Kemp

Dave Kemp

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

After Board comments, they voted to offer the job to Hill which included several provisions, including a buyout after only one year.

Hill addressed the Board after the vote, which he said had been a hard time for himself and his family and hoped to bring people together as time wore on.

Teacher Union President Upset About New School Superintendent

Following a thorough search conducted by Leadership Associates, the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education has selected Matthew R. Hill as the finalist to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Jan Britz. Mr. Hill is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Prior to that, Mr. Hill worked for the Oakland Unified School District.

On April 14, 2015, the Board of Education will hold an Open Forum to allow District employees, parents, and members of the general public with an opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Hill and to learn more about his background and professional qualifications.

The Board expects to take action to confirm an offer of employment to Mr. Hill at its April 16, 2015 regularly scheduled Board Meeting. If approved, Mr. Hill will begin serving as Superintendent starting on July 1, 2015.

The Board conducted a nationwide search and received applications from many exceptional applicants.

Lori Adams, BTA President sent the following email out to all BUSD union personal on Monday after the announcement of both the new Superintendent and the meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday night that was announced Monday.

Dear Colleagues,

First of all, remember tomorrow (Tuesday, April 14th) is the last day to drop off your ballot at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall at 925 E. Olive Ave.  This last week has proven that a teacher-friendly school board is vitally important.

Never in my time as president have I been so concerned about a decision by the BUSD Board of Education as I am about their choice of LAUSD’s Matt Hill as their top choice for Superintendent, and we have been through A LOT.   Attached is a flyer that will be in your boxes very soon.  I had to quickly call in our site reps to pick them up and distribute them, so I am sending it again here to be sure that everyone receives it.

In brief, Matt Hill has never been a teacher, principal, or even worked at a school site.  He has no curriculum or HR experience.  Matt Hill played a significant role in the iPad and MiSiS scandals in LAUSD.  For the past 10 years, his salary has been paid for by the Broad Foundation, which is responsible for turning public schools into charter schools.  BUSD is an island, surrounded by a sea of charter schools, so it is no mystery why a “Broadie” would be interested in us.  It is only a matter of time until he will bring in more of his network to replace our staff.

There is a town hall meeting TOMORROW (which was called this afternoon) at 3:30 PM in the Burroughs auditorium. If you can come, please do! Ask the tough questions. 

All BTA and community members are encouraged to email the board, call the district and attend the School Board meeting at 6:00 in City Hall this Thursday to let the Board know that BUSD deserves an experienced, highly qualified and scandal-free superintendent. None of these apply to Matt Hill.

Please wear black to show our solidarity.

In unity,

Lori Adams
BTA President

The Board selected Mr. Hill as the finalist after he demonstrated that he was the most qualified candidate to ensure the District continues to deliver educational excellence for all students. Mr. Hill is a visionary, collaborative, and passionate leader. He vows that every decision he makes will be based on what is best for all Burbank students.

Mr. Hill stated: “I am honored to be named as the finalist for the Superintendent position of the Burbank Unified School District. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the entire community to build upon the successes of the District. By working together we can ensure that all of our students reach their highest potential.”

Mr. Hill is currently enrolled in Loyola Marymount University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice. He also holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from UCLA.

Matt and his wife Karen have two boys, Emerson, age 6, and Aidan, age 4.

Below is a copy of the flyer that was being distributed to teachers:

(Note- second side just added at 12:45 after a reader sent it in)

Supt. Flyer flyer2

BUSD Environmental Awareness Session Sparks Creativity And Learning

Fourth- and fifth-grade students in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program attended a full-day BUSD Environmental Awareness education session on Friday, March 13. Held at the Burbank Adult School, approximately 245 students from all 11 Burbank Unified elementary schools attended the pull-out day for a series of classes on gardening, composting, food choices and global awareness.

Poetry reading and writing, along with improvisation classes, sparked creative thought and responses.

“I liked writing about the Earth and taking the words from the song and making another poem,” commented Roosevelt fifth-grader Ian Dellosa. Students watched an edited version of the Michael Jackson video “Earth Song” and wrote their own poems using the song lyrics as source material.

Students learn about the Floating Island of Trash in the Global Awareness class. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Students learn about the Floating Island of Trash in the Global Awareness class. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“I loved seeing how all these kids were so engaged that day,” commented Roosevelt Elementary Curriculum Specialist Tiffany Kaloustian, who organized the Environmental Awareness pull-out day. “The hands-on activities, the movement/acting, the writing of poetry, the study of our global issues, the YouTube clips, learning about healthy food choices, gardening/composting and so much more was remarkable to witness.”

Enrichment Works began the day with Food for Thought, a play focused on healthy food decisions and ways the different food groups should be incorporated into kids’ daily diet.
Students asked the actors questions after the play.

Catlan Brinsley, a McKinley Elementary parent volunteer and school garden head, and Kreigh Hampel, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Burbank, presented workshops on the importance of gardening, growing food locally and composting.

McKinley parent and school garden director Catlan Brinsley (foreground) talks with BUSD students in the Burbank Adult School garden. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

McKinley parent and school garden director Catlan Brinsley (foreground) talks with BUSD students in the Burbank Adult School garden. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“They talked about GMO verses Non-GMO foods,” explained Kaloustian. “Students had a chance to tour the Adult School Garden, and learned about pollination and the importance of bees and insects in the growth of our food and crops. They also had hands on experience with soil, worms, insects, and other ‘garden critters.’ They also learned about various ways they can help our earth.”

Bret Harte fifth-grade teacher Mary Edmundson taught Global Awareness to fourth grade students and Roberta Fong, a sixth-grade science teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, taught fifth-graders Global Awareness.

“Global Awareness talked a lot about the Floating Island of Trash and how we are polluting our earth which is having devastating consequences,” added Kaloustian. “They learned about how we can conserve water, electricity and other natural resources.”

Students viewed a YouTube clip of the Floating Island of Trash and were given a packet of eco-friendly at-home projects they could do with their parents.

BUSD students closely inspect the Burbank Adult School garden during a full-day Environmental Awareness program. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

BUSD students closely inspect the Burbank Adult School garden during a full-day Environmental Awareness program. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Craig Bugbee, Curriculum Specialist at Jefferson Elementary, and  Jill Johnson, Curriculum Specialist at Bret Harte Elementary, taught fifth grade poetry. Fourth grade Roosevelt Elementary teacher Nida Ballesteros taught fourth grade poetry.

The Poetry workshop focused on topics connected to nature. Students viewed Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” video clip and talked about ways the Earth is being affected by humans and how it has changed over the years.

That class sparked a lot of dialogue and conversation, according to Kaloustian. Students learned about the components of poetry, as well, and had a chance to write their own poems.

Retired BUSD teacher Steve Saracino (right) leads an improv class. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Retired BUSD teacher Steve Saracino (right) leads an improv class. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“My favorite part of the day was the poetry class,” said Jefferson Elementary fifth-grader Avery Marsh. “We got to read poetry, talk about it, watch videos about it, then write it.  I would love to do this every single day! After seeing how cool the composting bin was, I am trying to convince my parents to get one.”

“I like getting to know all the GATE kids that will be with me in Middle School,” she added. “All of the pull-outs this year have given us the chance to learn hands-on and talk about subjects we don’t normally have time for in regular school.”

“I liked Mr. Bugbee and Mrs. Johnson’s class,” said Sona Wyse, a fifth-grader from Jefferson Elementary. “I liked the videos they showed because it made me very aware that the environmental problems are our fault! And I also liked how we got to rearrange Michael Jackson’s Earth poems. I think this pullout has made me very aware of what’s going on around the globe. I knew it was bad but definitely not this bad!”

City of Burbank Recycling Coordintor Kreigh Hampel shows students some composted items.(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

City of Burbank Recycling Coordintor Kreigh Hampel shows students some composted items.(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Retired BUSD teacher Steve Saracino led an improv workshop on the Burbank Adult School auditorium stage.

“They acted out various weather scenarios and had a chance to get a feel for what it means to ‘act in the moment,'” said Kaloustian. “They focused a lot on becoming aware of their surroundings and how actors need one another to convey a story to the audience. Students were given opportunities for their imagination to run wild while incorporating the environmental components into their skits and movements.

“Mr. Saracino made the improv session very interesting and fun,” commented Roosevelt fifth-grader Eyen Paredes. “I loved it and it was very entertaining.”

“I like when I get to go to the pull-outs. It’s harder than school but it’s fun,” said Jefferson Elementary fourth-grader Alex Barnes. “My favorite parts were improv and poetry.”

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“I learned where my dad’s compost bin came from as well as that we should appreciate the people who take the garbage. They don’t have to come and take it, but they do,” said Roosevelt fifth-grader Sydney Bax, who also designed a T-shirt in honor of the BUSD Environmental Awareness event. The artwork was also used for the Poetry class handout.

“I get to spend a whole day learning about one thing instead of jumping around from math to science to language arts,” Anthony Curtis, a Jefferson fifth-grader, also said. “It’s a more efficient way of learning.

“My daughter Avery came home from the pull-out & didn’t stop talking for 45 minutes straight,” commented parent Catherine Marsh. “She was so excited about what she had learned that she told her grandparents about it at dinner, then repeated everything again when her dad got home from work. There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing my daughter’s passion for learning ignited in these pull-outs.”

“It was a pure joy to watch them in action!” Kaloustian added. “Every teacher gave their heart and soul into making every moment meaningful and powerful. Making ‘Environmental Awareness’ real for these kids and inspiring them to make a difference  toward positive change is a lifelong lesson I hope these kids will always remember.”

Improv class students try out slow movement during the Environmental Awareness pull-out day. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Improv class students try out slow movement during the Environmental Awareness pull-out day. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

 

Dr. Oscar Macias Appointed Principal of Luther Burbank Middle School

At the March 5th Board of Education meeting, Dr. Oscar Macias, Assistant Principal of Instruction at John Burroughs High School, was appointed Principal of Luther Burbank Middle School. Oscar will continue working in both roles during the transition.

Macias earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology from California State University, Northridge. He earned a Master of Education degree specializing in Cross-Cultural Teaching from National University. Recently, he just completed the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the USC Rossier School of Education.  His dissertation summary was recently published in the January 2015 issue of EdCal.

He started teaching in the Burbank Unified School District at Community Day School in 2000.  There he taught all math subjects to the at-risk student population.  He also served as Teacher on Special Assignment for BUSD for two summer schools where he was inspired to pursue school administration. In 2007, he entered into school administration at John Burroughs High School. During his tenure at JBHS, he has served as an assistant principal in the areas of Discipline, Guidance, and for the last five years, Curriculum and Instruction. Macias has also successfully served as a Summer School principal for BUSD for three years.

A hard-working instructional leader who always advocates for students, parents, and teachers, Macias is an active member of many District committees and task forces that influence curriculum and instruction. He is also an active member and supporter of the Burbank Association of School Administrators and the Association of California School Administrators. He has served as a Charter President and was recognized by his peers with the Charter Leadership Award in 2014.

His education philosophy revolves around the concept that the purpose of education is to provide learning experiences which enable all students to achieve at the highest level possible.  As an education leader, Oscar believes it is his responsibility to create a school environment which is supportive but challenging and governed by constructive feedback and research-based best practices and procedures.

Burbank Community Day School Wins Kitchen Makeover

Burbank Community Day School located at 223 E. Santa Anita was awarded a complete kitchen makeover from the Burbank IKEA store that will enable at-risk youth to prepare their school garden grown produce in their very own kitchen. This will allow our students to develop job and career skills in the field of Culinary Arts.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to prepare nutritious meals from produce they have grown from seed in their garden. This encourages students to cook for themselves and their families as well as develop healthier eating habits.”

IKEA wants to play a part in creating a better life for the many people, as well as communities touched by IKEA business. While IKEA works on a global level to improve the lives of people in developing countries, IKEA also wants to be a good neighbor in its local communities. The IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker challenge is one way to make a difference closer to home.

 

 

 

NEA Chairman Observes Miller Elementary Arts Program

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu observed several elements of Joaquin Miller Elementary’s arts program on Monday as part of an extended meeting with the Los Angeles County’s Arts For All, Arts Commission and Office of Education. NEA Chairman Chu saw a music class taught by Ian Tam, a theater class led by 24th STreet Theatre teaching artist Suzanne Santos and integrated arts instruction by Kindergarten teacher Deb Weinstein.

NEA Chariman Jane Chu (standing, center) visits Joaquin Miller Elementary school in Burbank to observe the school's arts programs in action. She was joined by officials from L.A. County Arts Commission, Arts for L.A., L.A. County Office of Education and the Burbank Unified School District. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

NEA Chariman Jane Chu (standing, center) visits Joaquin Miller Elementary school in Burbank to observe the school’s arts programs in action. She was joined by officials from L.A. County Arts Commission, Arts for L.A., L.A. County Office of Education and the Burbank Unified School District. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Participants in a discussion on Los Angeles County public school arts programs, held in the Miller Elementary Library, included Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education for L.A. County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director of the L.A. Arts Commission, Sofia Klatzker, incoming Executive Director of Arts for L.A., James Herr, Program Officer for the Californina Community Foundation, Rachel Levin, Executive Director of The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Shannon Wilkins, Program Administrator for Educational Leadership and Visual & Performing Arts programs for the L.A. County Office of Education and Ayanna Hudson, Arts Education Director for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA.)

Several Burbank Unified officials also gave presentations on the arts programs in Burbank Unified schools and participated in the discussion, including Board of Education member Larry Applebaum, Superintendent Dr. Jan Britz, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Dr. Tom Kissinger, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction & Accountability Sharon Cuseo, Miller Principal Judy Hession and BUSD Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator Peggy Flynn.

24th STreet Theatre teaching artist Suzanne Santos leads a theater class at Miller Elementary. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

24th STreet Theatre teaching artist Suzanne Santos leads a theater class at Miller Elementary. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“Arts education in L.A. County is thriving and good work is happening in school districts large and small,” commented Zucker. “We chose Burbank Unified School District to illustrate this progress because their work is exemplary.”

“The fact that they utilize so many different methods to deliver quality arts education made them a particularly good choice,” Zucker continued. “From a music specialist, a teaching artist, and arts that are integrated into the daily curriculum, it was great to see the results of a strong arts education program, from the district level to the classroom.”

Music teacher Ian Tam demonstrates a rhythmic move in music class at Miller Elementary. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Music teacher Ian Tam demonstrates a rhythmic move in music class at Miller Elementary. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“We are so grateful to L.A. County Arts for All for all of the ways they support Burbank Unified’s efforts to provide our students with a quality arts education,” added Flynn. “That they chose Burbank as an example of successful collective impact with Chairman Chu, is such an honor.”

“The day to day work has us always focused on what’s still to be done. Our visit this morning gave us an opportunity to reflect over the nine years since we became an Arts for All district,” she continued. “It was really amazing to have every level of leadership that contributes to the success of our Arts for All Plan implementation in one room – from the national, state, county, district and school groups to the parents and business community – voicing their perspective and describing their roles.”

Kindergarten integrated arts class at Miller Elementary. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Kindergarten integrated arts class at Miller Elementary. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“To then be able to walk into classrooms and see what is happening because of our collaboration was a great reminder of why we are doing what we do,” Flynn went on to say. “Miller’s principal, Judy Hession, her staff and students represented the work being done every day across our district so beautifully.”

“We have much to be proud of as a district and community today. Tomorrow, it’s back to the to-do list – I’m so grateful to be in a district with so much support!”

(from left to right) L.A. County Arts Commission Executive Director Laura Zucker talks with NEA Arts Education Director Ayanna Hudson, NEA Chairman Jane Chu and L.A. County Arts Commission Director of Arts Education Denise Grande. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

(from left to right) L.A. County Arts Commission Executive Director Laura Zucker talks with NEA Arts Education Director Ayanna Hudson, NEA Chairman Jane Chu and L.A. County Arts Commission Director of Arts Education Denise Grande. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

CTE Days Introduce Burbank High School Students To Career And School Paths

Burbank Unified School District high schools held the annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Days at Burbank High School on Thursday, February 19, and at John Burroughs High School on Friday, February 20.

“There were a variety of community colleges, apprenticeships, make up, film, art, medical, dental and all branches of the military, that attended the CTE Days,” commented Regional Occupation Program (ROP) Coordinator Diana Dysthe. “Students got a chance to talk with their representatives and learn about a variety of career opportunities.”

Dakota Sachs applies makeup to Carly King during career day at Burroughs. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Dakota Sachs applies makeup to Carly King during career day at Burroughs. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Representatives from the Academy of Art, U.S. Airforce, Navy, Army and Marines, American Career College, Apprenticeships, Art Center, Arts Institute, Aveda, Bob Hope Airport & Southwest Airlines & FAA Safety Team, Boys & Girls Club, Brand College, Brooks Institute, Burbank Adult School, Burbank City Federal Credit Union, Burbank Fire and Police, Burbank YMCA, Burbank Youth Employment Services, BWP, C2 Education, CHP, Capstone Colleges, Casa Loma College, Catalyst, Centinela Feed and Pet, Chase Bank, Cinema Make Up School, City of Burbank Park and Rec, College Of the Canyons, Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, L.A. Valley College, L.A. Mission Community College, L.A. Trade Tech, Santa Monica City College , Long Beach City College, Columbia College of Hollywood, Community Based Education, Concorde Career College, Crunch Gym, Cal State University at L.A.,  Cal State University at Northridge, DeVry, El Camino College, Electrical Training Institute, Everest College, Facey Medical Group, Fashion Careers Int’l, FIDM, Gnoman School of Visual Effects, HVACR, ITT, Job Corps, Kaiser, Kaplan, L.A. Sheriff, Le Cordon Bleu, Marinello School of Beauty, Mount Sierra College, MUDD, Musicians Institute, New School of Architectural of Design, Northwest College, Otis, ROP, ROTC, Success Tutoring, Syracuse University, UEI, UTI, Video Symphony, Westwood College and Woodbury University all attended the two-day event.

Michele Rose Porter of Concorde Career College show how a hip replacement is done. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Michele Rose Porter of Concorde Career College show how a hip replacement is done. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

BUSD District Office Offers Online Customer Service Survey

In order to get feedback on how District Office departments are providing customer service, each department has opened an online survey that allows parents, staff, and community members to rate their responsiveness and customer support. These surveys are now on the front page of the District’s website. They are user friendly, anonymous, and short. Your feedback will let us know how we are doing. These surveys will be open for another month. They will close on February 22.

Just click on this link to go directly to the front page for the surveys