Luther Burbank School District


  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Three Open Board Seats November 6, 2018 Election


    At the regular board meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2016, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved Board Resolution Number 06-12-18-02, "Order of Election, Specifications of the Election Order and Consolidation Request," as specified by state law to ensure that the District meets all required timelines in anticipation of the November 6, 2018 election.


    The Luther Burbank School District Board of Education will have three open seats to fill in the November 6, 2018 election. Board members elected in November will serve 4-year terms beginning December 2018.


    A candidate for Member, School District Board must:


    • be 18 years old;
    • be a resident of the school district;
    • be a registered voter;
    • be a citizen of the state;
    • not be disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the State from holding a civil office;
    • eligible to take the oath of office and be able to be bonded in the amounts provided for by statute;
    • not have been convicted of designated crimes specified in the Constitution and laws of the State; and
    • not be an employee of the school district at the time sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that school district's governing board.


    Further information can be found at:


    The stakeholders are proud that since 1906 our historic geographic area has its own school district and school. The leadership role of the Board of Trustees is crucial to the continued success of the historic school district of Luther Burbank.  The District encourages qualified candidates  to apply for the the important position of board trustee. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, August 10, 2018.


    Information regarding filing to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees may be found at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters - Election and Candidacy Filing Deadlines:



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  •  Board Meeting Highlights from June 12, 2018


    On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting. Here are some highlights from the meeting.


    • Approval of Board Resolution Number 06-12-18-03, "Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issuance of $10 Million in School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidations with Other Elections Occurring on November 6, 2018"


    The Board of Trustees discussed two resolutions regarding placing  a bond for facilities improvements on the November 6, 2018 election ballot.  The Board by majority approved placing before votes a bond measure for $10 million to replace the school's aging main facility. The bond will allow the district to build a new main building for students to learn in a 21st century learning environment.


    • Awards and Presentations


    The Board of Trustees recognized two outstanding employees of the year and district employees retiring this year.


    • Ms. Maria Ortiz received recognition as the Classified Employee of the Year. Ms. Ortiz has worked at Luther Burbank School for 24 years as an instructional aide. She currently works in the Special Day Class assisting students with special needs. 


    • Ms. Janet Plant received recognition as the Certificated Employee of the Year and will be honored as Luther Burbank School District's teacher by the Santa Clara County Office of Education Teacher of the Year Award Program. Ms. Plant has taught at Luther Burbank School for the past 13 years and has served as the school's visual arts teacher for the past four years. She also taught the District's After School Gifted and Talented Education class this year for identified GATE students. 


    • Mr. Eliseo "Eli" Segura was recognized with a plaque and words of thanks as he retires as a classroom teacher after 18 years of devoted service to the students of Luther Burbank School. 


    • Public Hearing on the Local Control Accountability Plan and Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019


    The Board of Trustees heard public comment on the draft LCAP and Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 before adoption at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.


    •  After School Safety and Education Program


    The Board of Trustees discussed two proposals on the District's After School Safety and Education Program. The trustees unanimously voted for the District to develop and operate its own ASES program beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  The program, to be organized and coordinated by certificated staff, will offer a variety of enrichment activities and homework assistance for our students in the 2018-2019 school year.


    •  Board Business


    Annual personnel items, contracts/contract adjustments, and consent agenda items were also reviewed and approved.

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    PUBLIC HEARING: Local Control and Accountability Plan and Budget


    The governing board of Luther Burbank School District will conduct a public hearing on the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19, in accordance with Education Code Section 42103, 42127, 52061, and 52062 prior to final adoption.  Any interested party may inspect the LCAP and budget prior to final adoption and speak at the public hearing.


    The public hearing will be held on June 12, 2018, at 5:30 PM. at:

    Location: Luther Burbank School Library

    Address: 4 Wabash Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128.


    Any interested party may inspect the Local Control and Accountability Plan and Budget prior to the public hearing:

    June 7, 2018, during the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, at: 

    Location: Luther Burbank School District – Business Office

    Address: 4 Wabash Avenue San Jose, CA 95128.


    After receiving any testimony at the public hearing, the Board will consider taking final action on the proposed LCAP and budget on June 26, 2018.  

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