Burbank Teachers Endorse Two in School Board Race

By On December 20, 2012

The Burbank Teachers Association announced today its endorsements for two  seats on the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education to be elected in February.

“I am pleased that the Burbank Teachers Association has endorsed Armond Aghakhanian for school board,” said BTA president Lori Adams. “As a new parent and a university professor, Armond can see the perspective of all parents in the community and has a vested interest in the quality of education that we provide for our students. Armond brings many new ideas to the table as well as the perspective of our newcomers to our community and various political representatives. We look forward to working with Armond on many new projects that will enhance our curriculum as well as the finances of the District in the future. ”

“We are equally pleased to support Steve Ferguson for School Board,” continued Adams. “Steve has been very involved in many areas of city government in Burbank and will bring new ideas and energy to the board. He will listen to all members of the community and ultimately will do what is right for our students. We look forward to a positive campaign to show how knowledgeable and passionate Steve is about strengthening our schools.”

Aghakhanian is a university professor with extensive legislative and political expertise in education and health care issues. Ferguson previously served on the Burbank Board of Education as a student representative and has since served as a student trustee at Glendale Community College, on the board of the Boys and Girls Club and on the district’s Bond Oversight Committee.

BTA’s endorsement process included recommendations from a candidate interview committee and the BTA Board of Directors, and a vote of its Represent Council where each school site is represented.