Council reorganization set for Thursday
CIVIC CENTER -- New City Council members will be sworn in at 10
a.m. Thursday during a special public meeting in council chambers at
Newly elected council members Jef Vander Borght and Todd Campbell
will be sworn in by City Clerk Margarita Campos. They will join
existing council members Dave Golonski, Marsha Ramos and Vice Mayor
The council will also elect a new mayor and vice mayor for the
2003-04 term which lasts to May 1, 2004.
City Hall is at 275 E. Olive Ave.
District rescinds more termination notices
BURBANK -- Burbank Unified School District officials confirmed
late Tuesday that as many as 27 additional preliminary termination
notices given to teachers were rescinded as those facing layoffs
presented their cases to an administrative law judge.
The district previously rescinded 160 of the 252 notices initially
sent, citing clearer budget information from state officials. The
district is required to notify any teacher who could be eliminated by
March 15, school officials said.
According to Burbank Teachers Assn. officials, the district
rescinded 27 notices after teachers presented evidence to a judge
that their seniority was incorrectly calculated. BUSD Supt. Gregory
Bowman confirmed that the notices were rescinded because of seniority
In all, 65 teachers and other district employees facing
termination presented their cases to a judge Monday and Tuesday. BTA
officials did not know when any rulings would be handed down. While
the judge could recommend that more of the notices be rescinded, any
ruling is not binding on the district, officials said.