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BURBANK : Students Must Prove Residency

More than 2,200 students will be re-enrolled at four Burbank schools next week as the school district once again searches for Glendale residents who are illegally attending schools here.

“There is a perception that we have students who are enrolled in our schools who may not be legally residing in Burbank,” said Bob Fraser, director of elementary of education.

The Board of Education decided at its meeting Thursday night to notify parents to bring their children to their schools next week with a city of Burbank utility bill as proof of residency, as well as a photo identification card and the birth certificate or passport of the child.

Re-enrollment is mandatory for all students at Emerson and Jefferson elementary schools, as well as for all incoming ninth-grade and 10th-grade students at John Burroughs High School. Incoming kindergarten and first-grade students at Miller Elementary School whose files are incomplete also will be required to re-enroll.

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The district re-enrolled all Miller students in the fall, ultimately finding only five students who were Glendale residents. However, 60 students who had shown up for classes at the beginning of the school year did not re-register, appearing to confirm for some that Glendale students have been attending Burbank schools, Fraser said.

Parents may re-enroll their children Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Those who live in apartment complexes where they do not pay for municipal utilities, must bring the building’s owner or manager along with the bill.

Information is available at the Burbank Outreach Center at (818) 558-5544, the Burbank Unified School District Instructional Services at (818) 558-5355 or from school principals.

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