Parents Urge Burbank Teachers And School District Reconsideration Of Credit/No Credit Grading Policy
Hundreds of parents and students have signed petition urging Burbank Teachers Association and BUSD Administration to allow high school students to choose a letter grade option for their Spring semester grade, rather than a blanket Credit/No Credit mark.
Graduating seniors at Burbank and Burroughs High Schools picked up their caps and gowns this week. BHS first year Principal Tom Crowther, also known as Dr. C on campus, explained how the process worked and his hopes for the Class of 2020.
Substitute teachers left without an income petition to be included in the school district’s employee compensation during the Coronavirus shutdown.
In place of the typical Spring semester play, JBHS Drama is releasing a murder mystery web series on IGTV and YouTube, written, filmed and edited remotely by teacher Guy Myers and students in the Play Production class in accordance with the safer at home guidelines. It's free to watch but donations to JBHS Stagecraft Technology program via the JBHS Drama website are encouraged.
BUSD announces plan to use Credit/No Credit grading for the spring semester, while several parents of high school students raise concerns and request the option of choosing a letter grade for the semester. Superintendent Matt Hill also lists resources and announcements for all BUSD students and families in his weekly email.
Since Measure I did not pass, the Burbank Unified School District must cut $3.8 million for the 2020-21 school year to balance the budget and one of the proposed cuts includes the elimination of the Stage Craft Technology program at Burbank and Burroughs High Schools. Parents, students and stakeholders are rallying support for the beloved, and as many see it, vital, program.
Two Burbank High seniors raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars over seven weeks to fight blood cancer; they, along with other L.A. County top student fundraisers, were recognized at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Students of the Year annual gala.
In a strongly worded judgement and landmark ruling, the 9th Circuit Court found in favor of Burbank High's choir program and clarified "Fair Use" terms in federal copyright law for music education programs nationwide, while instructing Tresona to pay the BHS defendants' legal fees.
Burbank joins other districts in shutting down schools during coronavirus outbreak
Beginning Monday, March 16, Providence High School will move its educational program online and implement its new Block Online Learning Days
Students at Burbank Unified elementary schools celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day during the first week of March with Read In Days; special visitors stopped by classrooms to share their favorite books with the youngsters.
The stellar vocal music program at John Burroughs High School brought audiences to their feet at Pop Show 41.
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