DISTRICTS TO RECEIVE AWARDS FOR PROGRAMS.
School districts in Burbank, Glendale and Ventura County are among 60 to be honored Saturday for exemplary education programs.
The California School Boards Association will present the Golden Bell Award to 60 curriculum programs statewide that promote community involvement.
Among them were the Parents and Literacy Seminars offered at Burbank Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District's community service learning project, Ventura's Student Support High School Renaissance program and the Santa Paula Union High School District Summer Institute Program.
``It's the communication, the involvement in the community and that they meet the needs of the students that are looked at,'' said Lisa Taylor, Golden Bell coordinator with the school boards association.
The winning programs were selected from a field of 200 entries. They must be in existence for at least two years to be eligible for consideration.
The CSBA will give out the awards, in their 20th year, at its annual education conference in San Francisco.