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Burbank School board candidates’ forum at Woodbury University

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Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City  G -- Burbank School Board candidates Greg Sousa and Dr. Armond Aghakhanian greeted each other at the Woodbury University forum February 4, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G — Burbank School Board candidates Greg Sousa and Dr. Armond Aghakhanian greeted each other at the Woodbury University forum February 4, 2015

The six candidates running for three open seats on the Burbank School Board were in the spotlight at a Woodbury University forum earlier this month. At the February 4 political event, the candidates mingled and chatted with each other as well as with members of the audience before and after the forum.

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G -- Brd. of Ed. candidate Vahe Hovanessian exchanged greetings with members of the audiences at the Woodbury University forum event February 4, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G — Brd. of Ed. candidate Vahe Hovanessian exchanged greetings with members of the audiences at the Woodbury University forum event February 4, 2015

The audience was not as large as for the previous Burbank City Council candidates’ forum. The candidates took every opportunity to work the room and meet as many potential voters as possible.

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer/ Media City G -- Brd. of Ed. candidate Greg Sousa listend as fellow candidate  Jesse "Tangk" Tangkhpanya made a point at Woodbury University February 4, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer/ Media City G — Brd. of Ed. candidate Greg Sousa listend as fellow candidate Jesse “Tangk” Tangkhpanya made a point at Woodbury University February 4, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G -- Burbank School Board candidate Steve Ferguson in the crowd at the Woodbury University forum event February 4, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G — Burbank School Board candidate Steve Ferguson in the crowd at the Woodbury University forum event February 4, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G -- Brd. of Ed. contender Armond Aghakhanian chatted with incumbent Roberta Reynolds at the Woodbury University forum February 04, 2015

Photo: Greg Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G — Brd. of Ed. contender Armond Aghakhanian chatted with incumbent Roberta Reynolds at the Woodbury University forum February 04, 2015

Photo: Grey Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G -- (l-r) 2015 Burbank School Board candidates S. Ferguson, A.Aghakhanian, R.Reynolds,J.Tangkhpanya, G.Sousa, and V.Hovanessian  seated at a table during a candidates' forum inside Woody's Cafeteria at Woodbury University in Burbank February 4, 2015

Photo: Grey Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G — (l-r) 2015 Burbank School Board candidates S. Ferguson, A.Aghakhanian, R.Reynolds,J.Tangkhpanya, G.Sousa, and V.Hovanessian seated at a table during a candidates’ forum inside Woody’s Cafeteria at Woodbury University in Burbank February 4, 2015

The forum was a pleasant discussion of policies and issues dealing with the Burbank School Board, parents, students, teachers, and the community. Candidates fielded a series of questions about such subjects as common core state standards, training teachers, student privacy, student safety, class size, and vocational training. There were no bombshells nor major missteps.

The Burbank primary is a mail in ballot election. All ballots are due in to the city clerk’s office at City Hall by 7 p.m. Election Day, February 24, 2015. Information on drop-off centers here and here.

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One Response to Burbank School board candidates’ forum at Woodbury University

  1. DixieFlyer Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Dear Mrs. Fronnie,

    Thank you for addressing the recent Forum in Sun Valley.

    You have managed to remind your followers that the Burbank School Board race can be important, not just the City Council.

    The three seats open are sooo important this year.

    Plus, we’ll be “breaking in” a new Superintendent.

    Glad your tune-up is complete.

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