Three incumbents on the Burbank Board of Education are facing a tough challenger in the November General Election. There are three school board seats up for election on the Burbank ballot. Running for re-election are Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Steve Ferguson, and Roberta Reynolds. The challenger is an experienced middle school teacher with a doctorate in education, Emily Weisberg.
In a recent candidates forum, Weisberg held her own against the incumbents. During the forum, the candidates were quizzed on a variety of subjects. Among the topics funding, COVID-19, diversity, inclusion, mental health, and educating all of the district’s students. The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank and the Burbank Council PTA co-sponsored last month’s forum, which is available here on YouTube/The Burbank Channel.
Aghakhanian and Weisberg are the most aggressive campaigners in this school board race. Yard signs for both began appearing in Burbank neighborhoods months ago. Also, they are the only two candidates with statements in the voter information/sample ballot booklet. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk sends out the booklet. Meanwhile, all of the candidates are publicizing their endorsements from various individuals, politicians, groups, and organizations.
The school board term is four years. The General Municipal Election is November 3.