Burbank Student Received Award of Excellence from National PTA Reflections Contest


Congratulations to Vincent Vu of John Burroughs High School whose entry in the photography category has been recognized and singled out–no small feat considering more than 300,000 students in 8,000 schools across the country submitted entries.

For his winning entry, Vincent will receive a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, a silver medallion and certificate, and recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery.

Objections to Disclosure of Student Records

PTA Take Action

BURBANK PARENTS: The California Department of Education (“CDE”) is currently engaged in litigation with two non-profit associations comprised of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. The plaintiffs in that litigation have requested numerous documents, as well as student data collected and stored by CDE, which may include personally identifiable student information.

To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), CDE has been ordered, among other things, to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information. CDE has requested that school districts and SELPAs post the following link to CDE’s website:http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.

The objection form is available in English:

and Spanish:

For parents wanting to object to having their child’s student information disclosed to the court, this form (or the information contained in this form) must be sent via regular mail to:

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
c/o Clerk of the Court Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200 Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Document Filed Under Seal

This objection form must be submitted to the Court by April 1, 2016

For more information, please contact CDE directly at (916) 319-0800.

LGBTQ+ Inclusiveness in Health Education Resolution | UPDATE

Some AMAZING news from Barbara Miller, the BCPTA Resolution Committee Chairperson for the LGBTQ+ Inclusiveness in Health Education resolution passed last May at the CA State PTA Convention:


Hello LGBTQ+ Resolution committee!


Today I received some good news from CAPTA Resolutions Chair Michelle Eichinger. After she received the email from National PTA that our resolution was not accepted for consideration for the 2016 convention, she received numerous emails from the National PTA President and the National PTA Chair of the Health Commission. National PTA is currently working on an LGBTQ+ resolution of their own and they will be using part of our resolution and the recently passed Indiana State PTA resolution. They are currently drafting their own resolution using both our research and the research done by Indiana State PTA and will be presenting it to the membership at National PTA convention in Orlando in 2016.


Michelle did not know exactly what part of ours they will be using, but she promised to keep me updated and added that CAPTA officers are all very excited and proud that our National organization is recognizing that there are serious issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. 


We’re VERY EXCITED too!!!


For the full text of the resolution, follow this link:  http://downloads.capta.org/res/LGBTQ_Inclusiveness_in_HealthEducationCalifornia.pdf

BCPTA Holiday Gathering/December Meeting

The BCPTA Holiday Gathering will be held on December 1st at 7pm.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.Please sign up for Burbank Council PTA Holiday Gathering!Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/zKn8Zz
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Burbank Council PTA Holiday Pot Luck

Just a reminder that tomorrow night is our Holiday Get Together for Burbank Council PTA.  It will be a potluck affair and for basic guidelines…

If you represent one of the elementary schools or your child goes to elementary school, please consider bringing some type of hors d’ oeuvre.

If you represent one of the middle schools or your child goes to middle school, please consider bringing some type of dessert.

If you represent one of the high schools or your child goes to school, please consider bringing something to drink.

Or just bring what you would like.  It always works out.

BUSD Instructional Calendar Survey Now Online

Please take a few minutes and take this survey…

BUSDeNews: Instructional Calendar Survey Online Now
We want your input! Please take a few minutes to let us know your preference with regard to the BUSD instructional calendar. We are interested in hearing from parents, students, staff, and community members. Let your voice be heard!

Click the following link to take a brief survey of your preferences with regard to the instructional calendar for 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F3GHWQK

This survey will be online until 5pm on Tuesday, October 21. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at (818) 729-4410 or x44410. This information also appears on the Burbank USD Home Page at www.burbankusd.org