Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Post ICOC Subcommittee Meeting Notices

PLEASE NOTE:  

·         Notice of Change of Date: ICOC Audit Subcommittee Meeting, December 12, 2011.
Committee Meeting Informationhttp://www.sandi.net/Page/3229

·         Notice of Location Change: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee, December 7, 2011
Committee Meeting Information:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/3227

 

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Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- de Portola Again a "School to Watch" in California

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, November 29, 2011

DE PORTOLA AGAIN A "SCHOOL TO WATCH" IN CALIFORNIA

Excellence, innovation puts state Department of Education spotlight on
Tierrasanta school

SAN DIEGO -- de Portola Middle School in Tierrasanta has been
re-designated a model middle school by the California Department of
Education's Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage (STW-TCS) program.

The school's academic excellence, responsiveness to students needs were
lauded by Tom Torlakson, state Superintendent of Schools, in an
announcement from Sacramento. Across California, 11 schools were returned
to the "watch" list, while four schools were added to the honor roll.
There are more than 1,300 middle schools in California; of the 95 in San
Diego county, dePortola and Olive Peirce Middle School in Ramona are the
only highlighted schools.

"I commend the students, their parents, teachers, and administrators, for
their efforts in helping make these 15 schools models of excellence,"
Torlakson said. "Their success is amazing, especially considering they are
swimming against the tide of massive budget cuts, crowded classrooms, and
school employee layoffs."

A "school to watch" for several years, dePortola and all schools in the
program are recognized for theirsuccess in four areas: implementing best
practices focused onacademic achievement;responding to the developmental
needs ofyoung adolescents; offering a fair and equitable education for
allstudents; and instituting organizational processes and proceduresthat
foster and sustain academic growth.
"dePortola is one of the outstanding schools in our district," said San
Diego Superintendent Bill Kowba. "Every day, students, teachers and staff
are ready to learn and grow. Principal Elizabeth Gillingham and her team
deserve the congratulations they are receiving."

The Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage program identifies
high-performing school models that demonstrate academicexcellence,
developmental responsiveness to the needs and interests ofyoung
adolescents, social equity, and organizational support. Model schools host
visitors from California and around the world whoare looking for
replicable practices that will help them improve theirmiddle grades
schools and close the achievement gap.

For more information about the Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stagemodel
school program, visit the California Department of Education Website at
California Schools to Watch--Taking Center Stage - Middle Grades at
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/mg/stw.asp

CONTACT:


Elizabeth Gillingham, Principal
de Portola Middle School
(858) 496-8080

# # #


Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Post Notice of Special Meeting: Audit & Finance Committee, November 30, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Audit and Finance Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Room 2226.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3150

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Media Advisory -- SAN DIEGO CHARGERS' QUENTIN JAMMER AND MADD APPLAUD LOCAL STUDENTS¹ EFFORTS TO GIVE BACK AND RAISE AWARENESS

Reporters and editors: Below is a news release from MADD regarding an
event tomorrow at one of our schools. Your coverage is invited. If you
have any questions, please contact the person listed in the release.

Jack

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)


Mothers Against Drunk Driving
San Diego County Affiliate
10731 Treena Street, Suite 100
San Diego,CA 92131
Phone 858-564-0780
Fax 858-564-0786

MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Eloisa Orozco/MADD
November 29, 2011
858-564-0780/ 760-683-4701 cell



SAN DIEGO CHARGERS QUENTIN JAMMER AND MADD APPLAUD LOCAL STUDENTS¹ EFFORTS
TO GIVE BACK AND RAISE AWARENESS


WHAT: Starting corner back Quentin Jammer of the San Diego Chargers will
joinMothers Against Drunk Driving San Diego County to honor Standley
Middle School students in a music filled lunchtime rally for their
participation in the MADD Jammin Coin Drive to raise awareness about
underage drinking during red ribbon week and for raising $976.46 in coins
towards MADD San Diego¹s programs and victim support services.

Supported by Principal Lyon, students held a school-wide coin drive
pledging to steer clear of drinking and getting in a car with a drunk
driver, raising awareness of America¹s number one youth drug problem-
alcohol.


WHEN: 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011


WHERE: Standley Middle School/ QUAD AREA
6298 Radcliffe Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

WHO:
· Quentin Jammer, San Diego Chargers
· Heidi Lyon, Principal, Standley Middle School
· Eloisa Orozco, Executive Director, MADD San Diego County
· Music by San Diego County Friday Night Live Partnership

WHY:
· Alcohol kills more young people than all other illicit drugs
combined.
· One in three 8th graders has tried alcohol.
· High school students who use alcohol or other substances are
five times more likely to drop out of school or believe good grades are
not important.

VISUALS: Students cheering, dancing and celebrating choosing to
remain alcohol free.

ABOUT MADD:

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers
Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation¹s largest nonprofit working to
protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also
supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge,
serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates
and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org <http://www.madd.org/>
or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

# # #

<http://www.madd.org/>Eloisa Orozco, MA
Executive Director
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
San Diego County Affiliate
10731 Treena Street
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92131

858.564.0780 x 304
858.564.0786 fax
877.ASK.MADD
eloisa.orozco@madd.org
Visit us at www.madd.org <http://www.madd.org/>
MADD serves a victim of drunk driving‹one every 10 minutes‹at no charge.
Call 1.877.MADD.HELP to be connected to a helpline advocate.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Post Mtg Notices & Agendas, Nov 29 & Dec 6

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Special Meeting, Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 9:30 a.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8NAR6Z61B59C

·         Regular Meeting Agenda, November 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVF2803A6F

·         Closed Session Agenda, November 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Notice of Time Change for Regular Meeting, Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

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Board Services

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San Diego, CA  92103

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District - Kaiser Permanente Helps Clark Middle School Students Attempt Guiness World Record

Reporters and editors: Kaiser Permanente is holding this event tomorrow at Monroe Clark Middle School. If you have any questions, please contact Mina Nguyen, KP Senior Communications Specialist, (o) 619.528.7483 or (c) 619.517.9013. We hope you'll be able to cover this exciting and timely event.

Linda

MEDIA ALERT

Contact: Mina Nguyen, Kaiser Permanente Communications, (cell) 619-517-9013

Hundreds of Local Sixth Graders Pledge to Say NO to Tobacco Use
Monroe Clark Middle School Expected to Set a World Record for Tobacco Prevention Awareness

WHAT: In honor of the Great American Smokeout, 369 sixth graders at Monroe Clark Middle School will team up with Kaiser Permanente San Diego to "Say NO, Monroe," a public pledge to never try tobacco products. The students will participate in an hour-long workshop that will demonstrate the harmful effects of tobacco, marketing strategies designed to lure youth, real cost of smoking and the harmful impacts of diseases caused by tobacco. The students will attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Number of Attendees to participate in a Tobacco Awareness Program. An official Guinness Book of World Record adjudicator will be on hand to announce the moment the record is set.
In 1997, nearly half (48%) of male high school students and more than one-third (36%) of female students reported using some form of tobacco -- cigarettes, cigars, or smokeless tobacco products-in one month. The percentages went down to 30% for male students and 22% for female students in 2009.

WHO: Monroe Clark Middle School students
Rae Boganey, MD, Kaiser Permanente Director of Complete Care Management Program
Jim Malone, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Administrator
Annnie Russell, RN, RNP, Kaiser Permanente Associate Medical Group Administrator
Tom Liberto, Monroe Clark Middle School Principal

WHEN: November 17, 2011, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Monroe Clark Middle School, 4388 Thorn St., San Diego, CA 92105

VISUALS: Hundreds of students make public pledge to say no to tobacco use, videos of damaged trachea, pictures of tobacco effects on lungs and mouth. Demonstration of the various marketing strategies designed to entice children to try tobacco products.


# # # #


Linda Zintz
Communications Director
San Diego Unified School District
619-725-5578 (office)
619-847-6637 (mobile)
619-725-5576 (Fax)
lzintz@sandi.net

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Barnett Details Plan to Balance Budget and Avoid Insolvency

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NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, November 15, 2011


Barnett Details Plan to Balance Budget and Avoid Insolvency

Pay Cuts And Health Plan Savings Will Save $70 Million Per Year

Pay Cuts Range From 1.75-12.75%

2,200 Employees would have no pay cut

SAN DIEGO – SDUSD Board Trustee Scott Barnett released the details of his plan to balance San Diego Unified School District's budget and avoid insolvency. SDUSD is facing budget shortfalls from $60 million to over $110 million, including the possibility of $30 million in mid-year cuts.

"While the plan asks for significant sacrifices from our teachers and employees, the burden is shared fairly," said Barnett. "Most importantly, this plan would maintain educational programs and support services at the current level. Class sizes would not grow and we won't need to cut arts, music or athletics.

Under the plan:

· Salaries would be reduced 9% -- saving $58 million a year.

· Health plan restructuring would save $12 million per year.

· Pay cuts range from 1.75% for those earning under $40,000, to12.75% for those earning over $165,000.

· 2,200 part time employees would have no pay cut.

· $50-$100 per parcel tax would be placed on November 2012 ballot to cancel pay cuts as of January '13.

Scott Barnett Plan to Balance Budget
and Avoid Insolvency

ASSUMPTIONS

• SDUSD facing current and ongoing structural shortfall of $60 million.

• SDUSD will receive projected revenue COLA from State in 2012-13 and beyond.

• No Mid Year Cuts from State in 2011-12 nor additional cuts in2012-13 and beyond.

• Note: If SDUSD does NOT receive COLA and/or mid-year cuts occur, then additional reductions in salaries or cuts in academic programs, most likely increased class size, may be required to balance budget.

KEY FACTORS

• Plan is for three fiscal years FY 2012-13 through FY 2015-16.

• Current service levels (class size, academic programs and operations) remain at 2011-12 level.

• No reduction of emergency reserves.

• No land sales and no increased use of one-time revenues to pay for ongoing expenditures.

• All 1Ž2+ time employees to continue to receive option of freehealth and welfare with no premiums.

• November 2012, $50-$100 Parcel Tax vote to end pay cut starting January 2013.

KEY COMPONENTS -- Total Net savings approximately $70million annually

• Payroll reduction of 9%, saving $58 million.

• Health and welfare saving $12 million annually (H&W currently costs SDUSD $165 million/year).

• Net pay cuts range from 1.75% cut for low income employees to12.75% for top managers.

• Furlough days to end—school year back to 180 from 175 days, cost $17 million.

• Step and Column raises of .6%-2.7% to continue, cost $12 million.

• Employees who work less then 3Ž4 time, approximately 2,200, receive NO PAY CUT unless they earn $40,000/year or above.

• Planned general raises cancelled, saving $21 million in 2012-13.

• Employees who work 1Ž2 time or greater will receive Kaiser Health at NO COST (including dependents.) Employees choosing more expensive plan to pay cost difference, saving $12 million annually.

• November 2012, $50-$100 Parcel Tax vote to end pay cut starting January 2013.

KEY BENEFITS

• Multi-year plan to balance budget and avoid insolvency.

• Distributes pay cuts fairly among employees.

• Maintains current class sizes.

• Protects and could reverse recently downgraded SDUSD credit rating.


San Diego Unified School District
Trustee Scott Barnett, Proposed Three Year Budget Savings


November 14, 2011

Scenario for 2012/13 Progressed Salaries General Fund

EMPLOYEE SALARY

% Cut Approximately 9% Reduction District wide

Net $ Saved after restoration of furlough days, step & column raises, but DO NOT include negotiated 12/13 raises

Approx. Net % salary cut AFTER restoring furlough days

All eligible employees who receive Step and Column raises will result in reducing Net % cut an additional .6% to 2.7%

Under $40,000

4%

$2,500,154

1.75%

TBD

$40,000 to $49,999

6%

$2,343,684

3.75%

TBD

$50,000 to $74,999

8%

$34,903,569

5.75%

TBD

$75,000 to $99,999

10%

$9,639,099

7.75%

TBD

$100,000 to $129,999

12%

$4,014,160

9.75%

TBD

$130,000 to $164,999

13%

$402,602

10.75%

TBD

$165,000 and Greater

15%

$187,437

12.75%

TBD

Note $4 million additional savings not shown above

$4,000,000

Grand Total

$58,000,000

Proposed Health and Welfare Savings

$12,000,000

Employees 1/2 time or greater receive full H&W coverage

Proposed Total Net savings

$70,000,000


· All Employees have Furlough Days restored = 2.25% salary increase. Cost estimate $17 million


· Step and Column Raises will continue = .6% - $2.7% salary increase. Cost estimate $12 million


· Negotiated raise for all employees eliminated under this proposal. Savings approximately $21 million


· Proposed reductions would apply to all employees who are employed at 3/4 FTE or greater with the District. Approximately 2200 employes would have NO PAY CUT


· No pay cut for any Employee working less then 3/4 time unless they earn $40,000 or higher


· Proposal includes School Board Members $18,000 salary being cut 10% after restoration of furlough days = 8% cut


CONTACT:
Scott Barnett
619-857-1857 call or text
scottbarnettsdusd@gmail.com<mailto:scottbarnettsdusd@gmail.com>

Monday, November 14, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- San Diego Unified Trustee Barnett Presents Budget Plan Details

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School
District, November 14, 2011

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED TRUSTEE BARNETT PRESENTS BUDGET PLAN DETAILS

WHAT: Trustee Scott Barnett will be available to the media to talk about
his proposed pay cut plan.

WHEN/WHERE: Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, Eugene Brucker Education Center,
4100 Normal Street (92103).

DETAILS: Barnett will discuss his proposed pay cut plan, which will save
$70 million in salaries and health benefit savings. Actual cuts range from
as low as 1.75 percent to 12.75 percent. 2,200 employees will have no pay
cut.

CONTACT:
Scott Barnett
619-857-1857 call or text
scottbarnettsdusd@gmail.com


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Post Special Closed Session Mtg Notice & Agenda Link, November 15, 2011

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·         Notice and Call of Special Closed Session Meeting and Agenda—Tuesday, November 15, 2011, following the 9:30 a.m. Special Board Meeting, Room 2249
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

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Board of Education

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San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Post Special Mtg Notice & Agenda Link, November 15, 2011

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

·         Special Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Link
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Board Services

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San Diego, CA  92103

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CORRECTION: Notice of Change of Date, Time & Location: DELAC Executive Board Meeting, November 10, 2011

**CORRECTION**

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Time, Date, and Location: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) – Executive Board, 8:00 a.m.  8:00 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information
:
http://www.sandi.net/page/3203

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Board Services

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Target and Heart of America Foundation Unveil Renovated Library

Reporters and editors: Target is holding this event tomorrow at Kimbrough
Elementary School. If you have any questions, please contact Jill
Hornbacher, Target Communications, (612) 761-2072. We hope you'll be able
to cover this exciting event.

Jack

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

MEDIA ALERT

Contact: Jill Hornbacher, Target Communications, (612) 761-2072
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400

Target and The Heart of America Foundation to Commemorate Veterans Day by
Unveiling a Renovated Library in San Diego

What: The Jack Kimbrough Elementary community, along with Target Corp.
(NYSE:TGT), The Heart of America Foundation, The Mission Continues ,
United Through Reading and hundreds of volunteers, will commemorate
Veterans Day and celebrate the unveiling of a newly renovated library.
This project is part of the 2011 Target School Library Makeover program
and Target¹s partnership with The Mission Continues and United Through
Reading.

As part of the celebration, children¹s author Laura Numeroff will read to
students from her new book, ³If You Give a Dog a Donut.² After the event,
each student will receive eight books to take home, including Laura
Numeroff¹s new book.

The renovated space will feature 2,000 new books, eco-friendly design
elements, new furniture, carpet and shelves and technology upgrades such
as computers and iPads. As part of the library makeover, Target will also
launch a Target Meals for Minds food pantry, which will allow families to
choose from a variety of staple foods and fresh produce to take home.

Through programs such as Target School Library Makeovers, Target is on
track to give $1 billion for education, with a focus on reading, by the
end of 2015.

Who: Bill Kowba, Superintendent of San Diego Unified School District
Dr. Randy Ward, Superintendent of San Diego County Office of Education
Sally Ann Zoll, Chief Executive Officer of United Through Reading
Flavia Soria, Principal of Jack Kimbrough Elementary
Target Volunteers
The Heart of America Foundation Volunteers
The Mission Continues Volunteers
Students and Parents of Jack Kimbrough Elementary

When/ Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Remarks: 1:00
p.m.
Where: Jack Kimbrough Elementary
321 Hoitt Street
San Diego, Calif. 92102

Visuals: Students and military families entering the new library space for
the first time. Target and veteran volunteers helping to put the finishing
touches on the library.

###


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Media Advisory -- Two News Conferences Today on Childhood Obesity; Different Reports

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Nov. 9, 2011

CLAIRIFICATION: TWO NEWS CONFERENCES TODAY ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY; DIFFERENT
REPORTS RELEASED

It's come to our attention that there are two news conferences today on
childhood obesity, releasing and discussing two different reports.

At 12:30 p.m., Vice-Chairman Ron Roberts and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price
will be joined by County health officials to announce the results of a new
study highlighting obesity rates for children in San Diego County.
Location: County Administration Center-Room 302-303, 1600 Pacific Highway,
San Diego. Contact: Lisa Contreras, (619) 515-6579.

At 1:30 p.m., Supt. Bill Kowba and retired military brass will discuss a
new report that focuses on why many young adults in California are unfit
for military service. Sandburg Elementary students and Marines from MCAS
Miramar will be showing how they keep fit. Location: Sandburg Elementary
School, 11230 Avenida Del Gato, San Diego. Contact: Jack Brandais, (619)
607-0477.

We hope you'll be able to cover both of these events.


Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)


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Monday, November 7, 2011

Notice of Change of Date, Time & Location: DELAC Executive Board Meeting, November 10, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Time, Date, and Location: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) – Executive Board
Committee Meeting Information:
http://www.sandi.net/page/3203

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notices in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

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Board Services

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San Diego, CA  92103

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7 (619) 297-5624

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- Major Childhood Obesity Report Released at Sandburg Elementary

Reporters and editors: We're hosting this news conference at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Sandburg Elementary School in Mira Mesa and hope you can
attend. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Moroney, Phone:
415-450-1913, mmoroney@missionreadiness.org

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

** Media Advisory for Wednesday, November 9 **

Retired Generals and Admirals from California to Issue Warning: Childhood
Obesity and Lack of Physical Fitness Endanger National Security

San Diego Unified Superintendent Kowba Joins Retired Military Brass To
Encourage Increased Physical Activity and Better School Nutrition

What: Press Conference Focusing on Why Many Young Adults in California Are
Unfit for Military Service

Where: Sandburg Elementary School Playground

Address: 11230 Avenida del Gato, San Diego, CA 92126

When: 1:30 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Background: San Diego County Superintendent of Schools and retired Rear
Admiral William A. Kowba, Admiral Leon A. ³Bud² Edney, US Navy (Ret.), and
Major General James W. Comstock, US Army (Ret.) will host a press event on
the importance of increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in
California schools.

As retired military leaders and members of the national security nonprofit
Mission: Readiness, they will release a report called ³Unfit to Fight: A
Report on California² showing how obesity rates and lack of physical
fitness among children and young adults in California pose a threat to
national security. Weight problems have become the leading medical reason
why young adults are unable to serve in the military, both in California
and nationwide.

The retired military leaders will call on schools and communities
throughout California to incorporate moderate-to-vigorous physical
activity into the school day and to improve the nutritional quality of
food available to schoolchildren.

Photo/Video Opportunity: After the press conference, U.S. Marines from
nearby Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will lead Sandburg Elementary
students in various physical activity demonstrations to emphasize how the
school is meeting state requirements of 200 minutes of physical education
every 10 school days.

Speakers:
-- William A. Kowba, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent (and
retired admiral)
-- Rear Admiral, US Navy (Retired)
-- Leon A. "Bud" Edney, Admiral, US Navy (Retired)
-- James W. Comstock, Major General, US Army (Retired)
-- Geof Martin, Principal, Sandburg Elementary School

Media Contact: Meghan Moroney, Phone: 415-450-1913,
mmoroney@missionreadiness.org

An embargoed copy of the report is available upon request.

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Post Notice of Special Meeting: ICOC Finance, Planning, and Controls SubCmte

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·         Notice of Special Meeting:  ICOC Finance, Planning, and Controls Subcommittee Meetings, Thursday, November 17, 2011
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3230.   

 

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San Diego, CA  92103

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Friday, November 4, 2011

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, November 4, 2011

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.
(Indicates new items added since last week.)

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar . Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

November

5 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 4080 Governor Drive (92122).
Curie¹s 33rd Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair is famous for its variety of
homemade items. Information: Kristen at kwebbproperties@hotmail.com or
call (619) 723-0304. Open to the public.

5 -- GLEE Club Sing Out, 7 p.m., Taft Middle School auditorium, 9191
Gramercy Dr. (92123). San Diego staff and students will show-off their
musical talents at the fundraiser to support Visual and Performing Arts
(VAPA) programs at the district. $10 per ticket. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, VAPA director, (858) 539-5349 or
kchildressevans@sandi.net. Open to the public.

* 7-9 -- Trombonist and Jazz Educator Delfeayo Marsalis at Correia Middle
School, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Marsalis will be working with the
students in the Correia Jazz Ensemble on pieces to be performed during an
all-school assembly on Wednesday. Students from other schools can attend a
workshop from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Contact: Marc Dwyer, music teacher,
Correia Middle School, (619) 222-0476. Not open to the public.

* 9 -- Retired Admirals, Generals Warn on Obesity News Conference, 1:30
p.m., Sandburg Elementary School, 11230 Avenida del Gato (92126). Mission
Readiness, an organization that supports schools and is lead by retired
admirals and generals, will issue a report on childhood obesity. Sandburg
was chosen because of its outstanding fitness program. Contact: Jack
Brandais, Communications Department, (619) 725-5570. Not open to the
public.

11 ­ Veterans Day, all schools and district offices will be closed.

16 -- 14th Annual Garfield High School Thanksgiving Luncheon, 12 noon, The
Prado, Balboa Park. Garfield High culinary arts students, under the
direction of the Prado chefs, will prepare a delicious Thanksgiving feast.
Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door. RSVP by 10/30/11. Contact:
Karlene Dockery, kdockery@san.rr.com or (858) 484-1597.

16 -- Scripps Ranch High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Scripps Ranch
High School, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Open to the public.

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive, San Diego (92117). Parents, staff, students
and community members interested in supporting the schools in the
Clairemont High School feeder pattern (Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes
and Toler elementary, Marston Middle and Clairemont High schools) are
invited to join the Clairemont Community of Schools. Contact: Julee
Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

17 -- Henry High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry High
School, 6702 Wandermere Dr. (92120). Open to the public.

19 -- Lindbergh Schweitzer PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Lindbergh
Schweitzer Elementary, 4133 Mt. Albertine Ave. (92111). Information: Hope
Van de Wiele, hopevan@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

21 -25 -- Thanksgiving Break. All schools closed; district offices closed
to the public.

December

1 ­ Toler School Community Literacy Night/Book Fair, 3350 Baker Street
(92117), 5-8 p.m. Celebration of learning and literature, featuring guest
speaker Helen Foster James, author of four children¹s book including her
most recent, ³Little America.² Festivities also include student
performances, PTA Book Fair, free raffle and Student Council pizza sale.
Contact: Amy Murad, amurad@sandi.net, (858) 273-0294. Open to the public.

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Post Closed Session Agenda, November 8, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·            Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Room 2249, at conclusion of 9:30 a.m. special meeting.
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

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Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

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NEWS RELEASE -- Jimmy Johnson Foundation, Lowe's Program Grant Almost $100,000 to District Schools

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Nov. 4, 2011

JIMMY JOHNSON FOUNDATION, LOWE'S PROGRAM GIVES ALMOST $100,000 TO DISTRICT
SCHOOLS

SAN DIEGO -- Clairemont High, Pt. Loma High and SciTech at San Diego High
are recipients of nearly $100,000 in total grants from the Jimmy Johnson
Foundation/Lowe's Toolbox for Education Champions Grants programs.


Clairemont received $30,680.41 to replace half-century old woodshop
equipment. Pt. Loma's $25,342 will purchase a fuel-injected engine trainer
and other equipment for their automotive technology lag. SciTech at San
Diego High will use the $43,936 to further its Green Technology and
Engineering Program. High Tech High Pt. Loma Village Schools, a San Diego
Unified Charter School, also received $47,040 to acquire updated
innovative classroom technology.


Johnson is an El Cajon native and five-time NASCAR champion. His
foundation has made several donations to San Diego Unified programs since
it was founded in 2006. The Jimmy Johnson Foundation/Lowe's Toolbox for
Education Champions Grants have given more than $300,000 to San Diego
Unified schools.


"This is a very generous donation to some really outstanding programs,"
said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "These types of donations are so important
as equipment and technology change faster than we can update equipment. Of
course, the entire San Diego Unified School District continues to be a big
fan of Jimmy Johnson."


In a statement, Johnson, who co-founded the program with his wife,
Chandra, said giving back to the community is extremely important.


³K-12 public education continues to be the primary focus of the Jimmie
Johnson Foundation,² Johnson said in a statement. ³It is amazing to read
through the applications and see the unbelievable needs of these schools.
We are honored to play a small part.²


For more information on this year's grants, contact Greg Quirin in the
College, Career and Technical Education program at (858) 509-1736.

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CONTACT: Greg Quirin, CCTE, 619-961-5989 (cell), Office 858-503-1736

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Post Mtg Notices and Agenda Links, November 8, 2011

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·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting, Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Link
: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8MQVQ58164B0

 

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session, Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

·         Regular Board Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link:  http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVW2815906.

 

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NOTE: The November 8, 2011 closed session agenda will be posted and distributed tomorrow afternoon.

 

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Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

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Post Notice of Cancellation of Meetings: ICOC Finance, Planning, and Controls SubCmte

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·         Notice of Cancellation of Meetings:  ICOC Finance, Planning, and Controls Subcommittee Meetings, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, and Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Post Change of Time Notice ICOC: Construction SubCmte Mtg, November 3, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time: ICOC Construction Subcommittee, November 3, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3228

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Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela