Author: Lisa Paredes

Burbank Coordinating Council Begins Outreach Efforts, Holiday Baskets Program

The Burbank Coordinating Council announces the first meeting of their 87th year will be online on October 5; the BCC is gearing up for Holiday Baskets season with new, socially distanced protocols in place.

Board Of Education Hears Parent Concerns On Disney School Construction Delay, Approves Bond Refinancing For Taxpayer Savings

The Burbank Unified School District heard pleas from impassioned parents about continued delays of construction at Disney Elementary, along with other public comments about curriculum and distance learning, and approved a number of items including a Bond Measure Refunding/Refinancing Plan which will save local taxpayers over $5 million dollars.

Learning Pods Help Some Parents Of Young Children Manage Distance Learning

Six families with third-graders in the Spanish Dual Immersion program at McKinley Elementary created a learning pod for their children's educational and social needs and to support the pod's working parents who aren't always available to supervise their child's distance learning.

Burbank Coordinating Council Shares List Of Pandemic Resources

The Burbank Coordinating Council has released a list of local, county and state services and information to support members of the Burbank community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burbank Board Of Education Swears In Student Members, Hears Reports On Distance Learning And The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The school board heard reports on Distance Learning and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in addition to reports from new student board members and comments from the public.

All Burbank Unified Students May Have Free Meals Via USDA Program

All Burbank public school students, regardless of income, may pick up five days of nutrition and lunch from their BUSD school sites at no cost, through the end of 2020 or until federal funding runs out.

“Virtually Burbank” Forum Aims To Support And Motivate Local Artists

The second in a series of online forums, "Virtually Burbank" aims to support local artists seeking to connect with their community through art.

Actor And Playwright John Cariani Stops By Burbank High Play Production Online Class

The writer of the widely popular play "Almost, Maine" conducted a 90 minute AMA with Play Production students from Burbank High. The school's production of the play was stopped in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures.

Burbank Unified Parents And Students Share Perspectives On Remote Learning

Several Burbank Unified parents and students describe their typical day of remote learning, discuss the positives and negatives to the online education model and how they're dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on daily life.

Burbank Unified High School Teachers Talk About Remote Education

Four Burbank High teachers share their perspectives navigating the new reality of 100% distance learning.

Burbank Unified Elementary and Middle School Teachers Provide Perspectives On Remote Learning

Teachers at McKinley Elementary and Luther Burbank Middle School weigh in with their perspective on remote learning, its challenges and its opportunities.

Burbank Unified School Principals Weigh In On Fall 2020 Remote Learning

With the first week of remote learning under their belt, Burbank Unified principals have largely positive reports, while acknowledging some work and challenges remain.

Burbank Unified Back To School Approach Looks Different For Fall 2020

BUSD began 100% distance learning for the Fall semester of 2020 on Monday, August 17. Superintendent Matt Hill gives an overview on the District's approach to remote learning.