BURBANK TO HELP FUND SCHOOL FIELDS FOR GENERAL ACCESS.Byline: EUGENE TONG
The Burbank City Council has signed off on a $9.65 million deal with the local school district to open up its athletic fields for public use, while a Glendale school board member is seeking a similar agreement in his city.
The pact with the Burbank Unified School District A unified school district is a school district which includes both primary school (kindergarten through middle school or junior high) and high school (grades 9-12). In Illinois, these districts are called unit school districts. unanimously approved Tuesday night by the council means the city will funnel some $9 million in improvements to the schools in exchange for public access.
"The benefit is, it goes right back to the residents," City Manager Mary Alvord said Wednesday. "If you live where the school is and the gates are open, it's like having a park in your backyard."
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Burbank and John Burroughs high schools will receive artificial turf Artificial turf, or synthetic turf, is a grass-like man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass, however, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial , a synthetic track and other improvements, while Jordan Middle School David Starr Jordan Middle School is a middle school in Palo Alto, California. Currently in attendance are approximately 1000 students from grades 6 through 8. The school is named after David Starr Jordan, who was the first president of Stanford University. will get new turf, a parking lot and stadium seating.
At least $1 million will have to be collected through fundraising, city officials said. The remaining $650,000 will pay for existing shared facilities between the two agencies, including swimming pools and fields at other campuses.
While Burbank was finalizing its deal, Glendale Unified School District The Glendale Unified School District is a school district based in Glendale, California, United States.
The school district serves the city of Glendale, portions of the city of La Cañada and the unincorporated communities of Montrose and La Crescenta. board member Greg Krikorian petitioned the Glendale City Council for more cooperation.
Among the projects he proposed was to redevelop Columbus Elementary School elementary school: see school. in primarily working-class south Glendale to include a community center and a public park.
"We have to sit down and talk as elected officials and look at how we can better serve the community," he said Wednesday.
Both agencies have agreements to share swimming pools at the high schools and in 2001-02 jointly developed the Edison School/Pacific Park Project, a campus with shared libraries, playing fields and parking.
GUSD GUSD Glendale Unified School District (California) Superintendent Michael Escalante and City Manager Jim Starbird also maintain a good working relationship. But Krikorian said communication between the school board and the council could be better.
"We're far overdue for a joint meeting with the City Council," said Krikorian, who ran for the council recently and lost.