Glendale and Burbank school officials acknowledge they have yet to take the necessary steps for a successful parcel tax campaign this year, saying it may be wise to focus on a ballot measure in 2011.
Officials in both districts say they are not ruling out going to voters this year, but it is unlikely.
“I don’t see that we have enough time [for the November ballot]. I think that’d be too aggressive,” said Lori Ordway-Peck, interim deputy superintendent in Burbank Unified. “It’s something we need to talk about. Do we let it sit until we start with our new superintendent, or is it something we need to look at now?”
Burbank Unified will see a new superintendent take the helm this spring.
Officials were without a firm timeline because neither district has commissioned a community survey, which campaign consultants have said is a pivotal instrument that gauges the likelihood of a successful election.