Burbank, CA – The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank Unit (LWV- G/B) and Burbank Council Parent Teacher Association (BCPTA) will host a Candidate Forum for the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) Board of Education race.
The forum will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 2:45 pm to 3:55 pm. The event is free and open to all. The forum will be broadcast live on both the Burbank Television Channel and the Burbank Channel on YouTube and will be replayed until the election on November 3rd.
The public is encouraged to submit questions for the candidates. To submit your question(s), please visit Burbank Council PTA’s dedicated web page: https://www.burbankcouncilpta.org/candidate-forum/. Due to time constraints and the number of candidates, not all questions will be asked. Questions should be on the issues and applicable to all candidates. No personal attacks or biased questions will be accepted.
The candidates for Burbank Unified School District Board of Education are (in ballot order):
- Armond Aghakhanian, incumbent
- Steve Ferguson, incumbent
- Emily Weisberg, middle school teacher
- Roberta Reynolds, incumbent
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. Burbank Council PTA is part of National PTA, the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, which is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. Both organizations commit to informing and engaging communities in the election process by hosting candidate forums, voter registration drives, and more.
Burbank Council PTA President Wendi Harvel says, “The Board of Education makes decisions that affect all of our students, and they are our elected representatives. Our community has a voice when it comes to educating our children. Our voice is our vote. Both LWV-G/B and BCPTA believe that offering opportunities for community members to learn more about their candidates both empowers voters and encourages voters to show up at the polls.”
About League of Women Voters- Glendale/Burbank Unit
Our Glendale Burbank League is one of eleven local Leagues in Los Angeles County, all of which comprise the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County.
The League of Women Voters is a national organization divided into independent but affiliated national, state, county, and city levels. Founded in 1920 at the culmination of a 72-year struggle to gain women’s suffrage, the League took as its first charge helping to educate 20 million women on how to exercise their new political rights and responsibilities.
The League of Women Voters is a unique, multi-issue, activist network that derives its strength from the energy and commitment of more than a hundred thousand members and supporters nationwide. It is a nonpartisan, political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is a force in public policy because its positions are based on sound, informed work at the grassroots level.
About Burbank Council PTA
For 120 years, the Parent Teacher Association has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health, and safety. PTA® is comprised of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA® is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
With 8,000+ members annually, Burbank Council PTA represents 15,000 students and 16 PTAs in the Burbank Unified School District.