Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- New Board President to Discuss Goals at News Conference

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


WHAT: Dr. John Lee Evans, the new Board of Education President, discusses
his goals for the year, including a new spirit of collaboration with
employee groups, parents and the business community. Evans will also
discuss a recent health care incentive agreement with employee groups that
will save money for the district and help reduce the projected 2012-13
budget deficit.

WHERE/WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Auditorium, Eugene Brucker
Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103).

DETAILS: Dr. Evans was elected Board President at Tuesday's meeting.
Previously serving as Board Vice President, in his new role as President,
Dr. Evans is renewing the Board commitment to collaboration with all
stakeholders involved in our schools. To highlight this new era of
collaboration, Dr. Evans has invited union leadership to join him at the
news conference. Dr. Evans also sent a letter to leaders of several San
Diego business organizations inviting the business community to become
more active in collective efforts to preserve and improve San Diego's
public schools.

The Board of Education president chairs the meetings of the Board and
traditionally acts as the district's chief elected official during the
tenure. The Board holds an election for President each December. Dr. Evans
was elected to the Board of Education in 2008 and represents Subdistrict
A, which includes the Mira Mesa, University City, Madison and Clairemont
high school clusters. The Board elected Subdistrict C Trustee Scott
Barnett as Vice President.

QUOTE: "San Diego Unified schools are some of the best in the state and
student achievement overall has been increasing for the last six years,"
said Evans. "We need to all work together to focus on continuing to
improve achievement levels for all of our students. To protect and enhance
the quality of public education, we must have adequate funding from

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