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Gregory Bowman

BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

Gregory Bowman was appointed the school district’s interim

superintendent in April 2002 after former Supt. David Aponik was

fired. In July, the board overwhelmingly appointed Bowman

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superintendent when it became apparent he was being considered by

another district for its top spot. Bowman took over the helm during a

tumultuous period in the school district when it was faced with a

multimillion-dollar budget deficit due to the increasing cost of

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special education, reduced revenues from the state and the rising

costs of health benefits and worker’s compensation costs, as well as

mistakes made by the district’s previous fiscal management team.

Bowman came to work for the district in 1994 in the newly created

position of assistant superintendent of educational and support

services.

In addition to his long workdays, Bowman gives of his time to the

Burbank Family YMCA, where he is a member of the board of directors.

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He is on the super- intendent’s advisory groups at USC School of

Education and UCLA School of Education, and is a member of the

President’s Council of Woodbury University.

In his limited leisure time, Bowman enjoys reading and working in

his yard.

Bowman’s wife Carolyn is a teacher and is his greatest supporter.

He calls her “my rock.”


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