Fuck you, BUSD. You’re such lying sacks of shit

This is absolutely outrageous. And it’s all based upon lies.

When Burbank High seniors walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas in May, they’ll do it on their own turf instead of at the Starlight Bowl, where most of the school’s graduation ceremonies have been held since the 1950s.

“The big issue is the tradition,” said Mike Bertram, Burbank High’s principal.

Burbank High students began receiving their diplomas at the Starlight Bowl in the late 1950s, and every senior class has graduated there except for a year in the early 1980s when a fire prevented a class from holding its ceremony at the location, Bertram said.

With a sizable graduating class of 650 students this year, and limited seating for their family and friends at the Starlight Bowl — on top of the cost for city services, such as fire, emergency and police personnel — Bertram surveyed parents and students recently about changing the venue.

Why survey them at all unless your intention was to change it? And what this really means is that the City of Burbank wants to give up on the Starlight entirely. They could easily comp the expense as well — as they have in previous years.

The cost for the ceremony at the Starlight Bowl last year came to $42,000, paid for with district funds.

Bertram estimates it will cost $20,000 to hold the event on the high school’s sports field, where graduating classes accepted their diplomas before the Starlight Bowl was built.

For what, custodial cleanup? What a crock of shit.

In years past, students could invite only four friends or family members to the bowl. This year, however, students will be given six free tickets and the option to purchase additional tickets for $10 each, Bertram said.

Another impetus for holding the ceremony on the field was easier accessibility.

So he boosts the tickets for an admittedly bigger class, and then claims that they can’t have it at the Starlight because there’s not enough room.

Do people in Burbank buy this shit? That’s some “tradition,” eh? Do the people here in Burbank care about anything to be allowing something like this? Who in their right mind would rather have a graduation ceremony on their school field instead of the Starlight Bowl?

Not the kids. And it’s their graduation.

This town’s obviously a total and complete disaster. It just seethes with dishonesty and raw-dealing.

(Btw … what was the real result of that survey? Go nerd-like on the BHS field? Yeah, right. Why don’t you have the Prom there too on campus while you’re at it. You can use the gym.)

“For the students, it’s mixed,” Bertram said. “There were students who were very emotional. I don’t want to discount anybody’s feelings. I want to honor traditions, but also make sure everybody is safe.”

Bertram said some students want to help with planning the graduation ceremony.

“It will be very dignified and respectful,” Bertram said. “I don’t think people will be disappointed.”

Fuck you. Btw dude, you still using those outside search dogs to do body checks on the kids in the classrooms?

If so you’re breaking the law, asshole. And you goddamn well know it, too.

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10 responses to “Fuck you, BUSD. You’re such lying sacks of shit

  1. Anonymous

    What? Can’t Matt Hill sprinkle some fairy dust over this mess and make it right . . . “for the kids?”

  2. Irwin Fletcher

    Start a new tradition and do it on campus- you don’t need a special venue. If it’s good enough for shooting TV shows, then it’s good enough for you to receive a diploma. Whining will get you nowhere in college.

    • semichorus

      Sorry, but you Burbankers are out of your fucking minds. You deserve everything you’re gonna get.

      And this is all lies anyway. That makes it worse.

      We’re talking about fucking STARLIGHT BOWL here, dudes. There would have been a fucking RIOT if they’d pulled this when I was there. And only an asshole administrator would think that this was at all Ok.

      Or an asshole populace.

      Guess it also means that Rogers was giving everyone a warning last week on that Facebook page, Say bye bye to the Starlight.

  3. Anonymous

    Holy Christ, the things you get upset about.

    Do you feel a need to publish something even when it is utterly inconsequential and uncontroversial?

    You just need to put ANYTHING out?

    • semichorus

      A 60-year+ tradition thrown out the window because of lies, stupidity, and greed.

      Yeah, I do give a fuck about things. I’m not the only one, either. Lots of people are unhappy about this.

      And who the hell wants to graduate on the BHS field off of Glenoaks anyway? Oh yeah, no parking problems there….

      Classless morons.

  4. James Carlile Nemesis Club

    Hey Jimmy. Get it through your head, the bums lost.

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