Burbank Council PTA to Host an Evening with Carol Kocivar

Burbank Council PTA will host a Community Engagement Night featuring guest speaker Carol Kocivar on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Luther Burbank Middle School. The event starts at 6:30 pm.

Continuing with our efforts to engage and inform the community about the California public education system, Burbank Council PTA has invited Carol Kocivar to speak. Ms. Kocivar is a former President of the California State PTA and has worked as an attorney, journalist, and ombudsperson. She’s an editorial contributor at Ed100.org, a free online resource that allows users to explore the California education system in easy-to-understand language, and hosts “Looking at Education” on KALW Public Radio.

Ms. Kocivar will be speaking on a wide variety of topics, such as how California public schools are funded, teacher salaries and the state pension crisis, current legislation that could affect how our schools are funded, and how parents and community members can advocate for change for our kids.

Burbank Council PTA President Wendi Harvel says, “Among PTA leaders in California, Carol’s reputation as a fierce advocate for children and youth is legendary. Her vast knowledge of California’s education system comes from her many years of work with the PTA and education community, and she has inspired countless parents, teachers, and community members to get involved in supporting and improving California schools. She is a dynamic and energetic speaker who has an amazing talent to take complex topics and phrase them in a way that is accessible to all. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to hear her speak.”

This event is free and open to all. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Luther Burbank Middle School is located at 3700 Jeffries Ave, Burbank, CA 91505.

For more information, contact us at info@BurbankCouncilPTA.org.