Burbankers actually buy this nonsense?
Burbank’s 2018 graduation cost $60,416, which was 130% more expensive than Burroughs’ total of $26,237. It’s estimated an on-campus graduation at Burbank High this year will cost around $68,000.
The difference is due to extra costs for Burbank, such as police and the construction of a tall platform.
On top of Burbank High’s unique needs, the school site also seats fewer people than does Memorial Field.
What a bogus excuse. No one needs that many seats for a BHS graduation. How many seats does the Starlight Bowl have, BHS’ ancestral home?
And why are there “police” costs at BHS, but none at Burroughs? The City of Burbank can comp them then, and use their new sales tax money to help pay for it. And dump this “tall platform” if it’s so expensive. The discrepancy in expenses is ridiculous.
This is all so awful. The district is going out of its way to punish these Burbank High kids because of their displeasure at losing Measure QS last spring. Anyone with half a brain can see that, and it’s outrageous that people in Burbank are willing to put up with such pettiness and bad faith. Imagine making the kids beg for a decent graduation.
And what about having it at the Starlight Bowl? Remember that take-away? They’re getting shafted twice.