Good evening, this is Dr. Miller, principal at John Muir Middle School with a special announcement.
Per LA County Department of Public Health guidelines, starting Monday, students will no longer be allowed to wear cloth masks and will be required to wear a surgical mask, KN95 or N95 while they are at school. Students who do not have the appropriate type of mask will be provided one. The color of the mask does not matter as long as it is a surgical mask, KN95 or N95.
The Burbank Unified School District officially denounces racism as the product of white default/ supremacy culture and recognizes the impact of systemic and generational racism as traumatic to our country, community, and school district. In light of continuing racial violence, including the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Andres Guardado, Dijon Kizzee, and many others, we also recognize that Black people in this country have had a unique and traumatic history in terms of racial relations, equality, and equity. We stand with the truthful and humane statement that all lives cannot matter until Black lives and the lives of indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) matter. We are taking steps to actively work towards being fully anti-racist, not only in word, but also in policy, practice, and accountability. Change is rarely easy, but with the support and cooperation of the entire Burbank school community we know that we will reflect a district that is truly unified.