Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Media advisory: Scripps Ranch High School breaks ground on Sustainable Technologies Facility--Tomorrow

Media Advisory
August 16, 2011
Scripps Ranch High School breaks ground on Sustainable Technologies Facility

What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sustainable Technologies Facility at Scripps Ranch High School
The Sustainable Technologies Facility, a College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) project funded by California Proposition 1D and local Proposition S bond funds, will house an innovative program that CCTE and Scripps Ranch High School are developing to focus on renewable technologies. This facility represents a nearly $6.4 million investment into Scripps Ranch High School and the Scripps Ranch community.

The Sustainable Technologies Program is a unique CCTE program that will encompass four emerging, high-growth industry sectors including building trades and construction, engineering and design, transportation, and power and utilities. Instruction will focus on areas such as green construction, renewable energy and utilities, alternative fuels, clean transportation, and innovative engineering and design.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4-6 p. m.

Where: Scripps Ranch High School, 10410 Treena Street, San Diego, CA 92131 (The construction site is located on the west side of Treena Street, directly across from the school office.) Directions: From Interstate 15, exit Mira Mesa Boulevard; turn right (east) to Scripps Ranch Boulevard; right (south) to Scripps Lake Drive; right (west) to Treena Street

o Welcome: Ann Menna, Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) principal
o Pledge of Allegiance: Liz White, vice president of SRHS Associated Student Body
o Opening remarks and recognition of special guests: Lee Dulgeroff
o Remarks by speakers
. Kevin Beiser, board trustee
. Gil Johnson, chair, Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee
. Phil Stover, deputy superintendent of business
. Frank Urtasun, regional vice president of external affairs, San Diego Gas & Electric
. Shawn Loescher, director, College, Career and Technical Education (introduce Crum)
. Duane Crum, Project Lead the Way, San Diego State University College of Engineering (CCTE program partner)
o Recognition of other project partners: Lee Dulgeroff
o Presentation of ceremonial shovel: Tim Penick, chief executive officer, Triton
o Breaking of ground

Visuals: Ceremonial shovel presentation, groundbreaking ceremony, scale model of Sustainable Technologies
Facility and drawings, and construction site

Interviews: Guest speakers will be available for interviews before and after the ceremony.

Background: On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Proposition S, so that San Diego Unified School District could repair, renovate and revitalize its neighborhood schools.

Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor
Communications Office
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street, Room 2153
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
Office: (619) 725-5579
Mobile: (619) 546-3378
Fax: (619) 725-7021
E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net
District website:  www.sandi.net
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