Thursday, May 29, 2014

Media advisory: Emerson-Bandini Elementary School Breaks Ground on New Multi-sport Field

MEDIA ADVISORY -- May 29, 2014
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378


WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District's Emerson-Bandini Elementary School will soon trade its decomposed granite playfield for a new synthetic turf, multi-sport field at its Emerson campus. Students, parents and staff will celebrate the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow. Immediately following the ceremony the students will start their annual walk-a-thon.

WHEN: Friday, May 30, 9:30-10 a.m. (ceremony), 10 a.m. (walk-a-thon begins)

WHERE: The Emerson campus at 3510 Newton Ave., San Diego 92113 (Media parking will be available on site.)

VISUALS: Students, principal and dignitaries break ground; students start their walk-a-thon

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Ruben Castaneda, Emerson-Bandini ES sixth-grader and Student Council president; Kevin Beiser, Board of Education president; Richard Barrera, Board trustee representing the school; Mirna Estrada, principal of Emerson-Bandini ES, and Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of Facilities Planning and Construction (Interviews will be available in English and Spanish.)

This nearly $404,000 project is funded by San Diego Unified School District's Proposition Z, the general obligation bond measure approved by voters in 2012. The project includes the replacement of a decomposed granite playfield with approximately 31,000 square feet of synthetic turf to create a multi-sport field. It also includes a concrete asphalt jog/run path around new field.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor I Communications Office I San Diego Unified School District
Phone: 619-546-3378 (mobile) I E-mail:

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