At the June 12th regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved putting a bond measure for voter consideration on the November 6th general election ballot to raise $10 million to build a new main classsroom facility and library.
Measure “HH” is a general obligation bond school improvement measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot that will:
• Allow the District to sell up to $10 million in bonds to build 12 new classrooms for kindergarten through 5th grade
• Replace the school's main education building with a modern, state-of-the-art facility
• Upgrade library and restrooms facilities
• Improve student safety and security
Luther Burbank has placed Measure "HH" on the ballot because the age, design and functionality of the main classroom building. It is a drain on the District's finances due to its high maintenance costs while inhibiting our children's learning by not providing an up-to-date 21st century learning environment. Majority of the classrooms in this building have few or no windows. Also, it has been over 12 years since we last passed a bond and the District received only limited funding from the State which it used to improve only a portion of the school facilities. The District will continue to apply for state grants it is eligible. Please see the attached fact sheet for information on Measure "HH".
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved Resolution Number 09-11-18-01, "Resolution Regarding Latino Heritage Month Celebration."
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.
Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.
For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit the following websites:
Board Meeting Highlights from September 11, 2018
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting. Here are some highlights from the meeting.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the District's updated Wellness Policy, which outlines the District’s approach to ensuring environments and opportunities for all students practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day while minimizing commercial distractions.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved this resolution to celebrate the cultural, economic and historic contribution of Latinos to the United States of America.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Unaudited Actuals Report for 2017-2018 and the Revised Budget for 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Both reports indicate that the District is in sound fiscal condition and able to meet its obligations. The District still looks to reduce costs and spend prudently to continue maintainging fiscal stability.
There were a number of important presentation provided to the Board of Trustees.
Annual personnel items, contracts/contract adjustments, and consent agenda items were also reviewed and approved.