Back To School Time


Yes, it is still the middle of summer and we are in the midst of a heat wave, but it’s “Back To School” time in Burbank.

At Thomas Edison Elementary School, students and parents lined up early Friday evening to get a first look at the classroom assignement that were just posted on the school's front door. (Photo by Stan Lynch)

Students will be returning to the classroom bright and early Monday morning.  It’s almost a month earlier than the tradition start of school, which a few years ago was a week after Labor Day.  The earlier start of school, which has been gradually moved up over the past few years, allows for the fall semester to end just prior to Christmas. It also results in the school year ending just prior to Memorial Day, rather than the traditional mid-June time.

The BUSD serves slightly over 15,000 students at 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high school, one continuation high school, and two alternative schools.

“We are one of the few districts that isn’t seeing a decline in enrollment,” said Ted Bunch, vice president of the Board of Education, “Our student population has remained about the same as last year.”

Students in many of the Los Angeles Unified School District schools will return to the classroom on Tuesday, August 14.

Registration for classes at the Burbank Adult School is now open.  The various classes offered can be viewed on line at  Adults can register on line at or in person at the school, 3811 W. Allan Ave.