Monday, March 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, March 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, March 30, 2015

 

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. Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public is not. These are generally items during the school day.

 

*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.

 

MARCH

 

March 30 – April 3 -- Spring Break for all schools on traditional calendar. Classes resume on Monday, April 6, 2015. 

 

March 30 – April 24 -- Spring Break for all schools on year-round calendar. Classes resume on Monday, April 27.

 

APRIL

*6 -- Point Loma Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Correia Middle School Library, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Contact Suzy Reid, President, at suzyreid33@gmail.com. Open to the public.

 

*9 -- Masons of California celebrate Public Schools Month, 9 a.m., Madison High School Auditorium, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). San Diego Unified and the Masons of California kick off Public Schools Month in San Diego. At the celebration, the Masons of California will present a check for $119,000, demonstrating the fraternity's continued commitment to providing vital support for public education in San Diego. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Department, 619-725-5568. Not open to the public.

 

*9 -- Kearny Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Kearny High Complex Room 301, 7651 Wellington St. (92111). Contact Joe Frescatore, Co-chair, at jfrescatore@sandi.net . Open to the public.

 

*12 -- San Diego Unified High School Instrumental Honor Concert, High School Honor Orchestra and High School Honor Band, 3 p.m. Jacobs Music Center Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street (92101). More than 130 students selected by audition will be playing, representing 13 San Diego Unified high schools: Clairemont, Hoover, La Jolla, Madison, Mira Mesa, Morse, Patrick Henry, Point Loma, SDHS School of International Studies, SCPA, Scripps Ranch, Serra and University City. No admission charge or reservations required. Contact: Mark Nicholson, VAPA Concert Coordinator, 858-256-2700. Open to the public.

 

*13 -- Madison Cluster Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Madison High School, Room 101, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). Contact Principal Richard Nash at rnash@sandi.net. Open to the public.

 

*15 -- Scripps Ranch Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Marshall Middle School - Community Room 9700 Avenue of Nations (92131). Contact: Principal Michelle Irwin at mirwin1@sandi.net. Open to the public.

 

*16 -- Henry Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Benchley/Weinberger Elementary, 6269 Twin Lake Dr. (92119). Contact: Principal Mariclaret (MC) Patton at mpatton@sandi.net. Open to the public.

 

18 -- Clairemont Day at the Bay, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., De Anza Cove, Mission Bay. This free community event will bring Clairemont schools, businesses and community members together for a day of fun and educational activities for the whole family. Activities include the Fast Times 5K. Schools in the Clairemont and Madison clusters will showcase the many innovative programs they offer students. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Department, 619-725-5568. Free and open to the public.

 

*20 -- University City Cluster Committee meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., University City High School media center, 6949 Genesee Avenue (92122). Contact:  Info@uccluster.com. Open to the public.

 

*23 -- La Jolla Cluster Meeting, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Muirlands Middle School library. 1056 Nautilus St. (92037). Contact:  Natascha Vossen, Chair, nataschavossen@san.rr.com Open to the public.

 

25 -- 31st Annual Children’s Book Party, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Balboa Park Organ Pavilion. Parents and students grade K-12 are invited to the 31st Annual Children’s Book Party. This free, public event features entertainment, refreshments and each student will receive two free brand new books. Contact: Roosevelt Brown at 619-266-4118. Open to the public.

 

*27 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Mira Mesa High School media center, 10510 Reagan Road (92126). Contact: Bob Turner at rturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

 

*29 -- Athlete Ally Pledge at Petco Park, 12:25-12:45 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. (92101). Superintendent Cindy Marten, Padres CEO Mike Dee, Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor, students and players will be on the field at Petco Park before the game to take a pledge against bullying. The goal is to educate fans about Athlete Ally and encourage everyone to take the pledge. There will be a 30-second video clip played with a relevant message from Supt. Marten and various pro-athletes. Contact: Josh Ishoo, San Diego Padres Media Relations, 619-795-5000. Open to the public.

 

MAY

*2 -- 21st Annual Taste of the Triangle 2015, 7-10:30 p.m. UCSD Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive (92093). "Reach for the Stars"- will be an evening of fun, food and fundraising for University City public schools. Enjoy food from 20 San Diego restaurants, over 100 silent auction baskets, live entertainment throughout the evening, and dancing underneath the stars. Taste of the Triangle is the major fundraiser for University City public schools. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2015. Contact: EDUCATE President Anne St. Louuis at president@uc-educate.org. Open to the public.

 

*5 -- Day of the Teacher Celebration, 4:15-7 p.m., Madison High School, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). San Diego Unified School District honors its 2015 district and school site Teachers of the Year in a festive off-site board meeting with music and refreshments provided by students. Future Educator, Mashin and STEM Scholars are also recognized. Contact: Jennifer Rodriguez, Communications Department, 619-725-5598. Open to the public.

 

*19 -- Classified Employee of the Year Celebration, 4:15-7 p.m., Ibarra Elementary School, 4877 Orange Ave. (92115). San Diego Unified School District honors its classified employees, naming one the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year. The celebratory off-site board meeting features music and refreshments provided by students. Contact: Dao Nguyen, Human Resources, 619-725-8000. Open to the public.

 

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-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover, items open to the public are now labeled as such. "Not open to the public" means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in an events calendar or announce to the public.

 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Post DELAC Meeting Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)—General Membership, Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Notice of Meeting Cancellation: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)—Executive Board, Thursday, April 9, 2015
Notice of Time Change: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)—General Membership, Tuesday, May 28, 2015
Committee Meeting Information
:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834 

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) and/or agenda(s) in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Post Revised Notice of 2015 Meetings: ICOC Construction SubCmte

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Revised Notice of Meetings: ICOC Construction Subcommittee
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3228   

 

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

 

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

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

UPDATE TO MEDIA ADVISORY: City and School District Break Ground on Long-Awaited Wegeforth Elementary School Joint-use Park

The speakers have been revised, and the directions to the parking area/ceremony site have been revised to include the most direct routes.

Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
Mobile phone: 619-546-3378 l E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Reed-Porter Cynthia
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 1:44 PM
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: City and School District Break Ground on Long-Awaited Wegeforth Elementary School Joint-use Park

MEDIA ADVISORY, 3-25-15

CONTACT: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378 (mobile)

WHAT:  More than 200 students and community members will join City of San Diego Council Member Scott Sherman, San Diego Unified School District Trustee Kevin Beiser, Superintendent Cindy Marten and Principal Lori Sandoval as they celebrate the start of construction on the new Wegeforth Elementary School (ES) Joint-use Park in Serra Mesa.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 26 - 10:30 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Construction site at Wegeforth Elementary School, 3443 Ediwhar Ave., San Diego, CA 92123 (field on east side of campus). Media parking will be available on site. Enter gate where Village Glen Dr. and Glencolum Drive meet. The most direct routes are to take Sandrock Road, turn east on Hammond Drive, and turn north on Glencolumn Drive; OR take Ruffin Road, then go west on Village Glen Dr. Call Cynthia Reed-Porter at 619-546-3378 (mobile) for site map or assistance in accessing the site.

VISUALS: Dignitaries, students and community members don hard hats then break ground (end of ceremony), student-led Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, kindergartners singing, student speaker, poem recitation about namesake, Harry Wegeforth; colored display boards with project drawings, construction equipment, and 200-plus students in attendance.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Andres Cadena, Wegeforth ES Student Council president; Diann Eble, Wegeforth teacher of 50 years (poem recitation); City of San Diego Council Member Scott Sherman, District 7; San Diego Unified School District Board Trustee Kevin Beiser, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent of Public Education Cindy Marten, and Principal Lori Sandoval. Other speakers available for interviews include Deputy Director Kathy Ruiz, Park and Recreation Department, City of San Diego; and Deputy Director Mark Nassar, Public Works Department, City of San Diego.

PROJECT OVERVIEW: The Wegeforth Elementary School Joint-Use Park is an approximately 4-acre joint-use facility at Wegeforth ES in the Serra Mesa Community Plan Area. The more than $2.3 million in proposed improvements include turfed multi-purpose sports field, courts, walkways, landscaping, parking, security lights, drainage, comfort station and accessibility upgrades. This project will promote the community's recreational, social and cultural activities and has garnered a high degree of public support. The joint-use park was conceptually designed in conjunction with the community and within the guidelines of the Serra Mesa Community Plan. Site construction is beginning in March and anticipated to be completed Dec. 2015.

BACKGROUND: The city and school district have a long-standing agreement--established in 1948 and updated in 2002--to maximize shared use of schools and/or park land to mutually benefit the community and school. The facilities shared by the city and the school district include multipurpose turf fields, lighted athletic fields, tennis courts, gymnasiums, parking facilities and libraries. In total, the school district and the city currently have nearly 80 joint-use agreements.

CONTACTS:
. San Diego Unified School District: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Facilities Communications Supervisor, Communications Department, 619-546-3378 (mobile), creed-porter@sandi.net
. City of San Diego: Racquel Vasquez, Senior Public Information Officer, Communications Department; 619.533.4587, rvasquez@sandiego.gov

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: City and School District Break Ground on Long-Awaited Wegeforth Elementary School Joint-use Park

MEDIA ADVISORY, 3-25-15

CONTACT: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378 (mobile)

WHAT:  More than 200 students and community members will join City of San Diego Council Member Scott Sherman, San Diego Unified School District Trustee Kevin Beiser, Superintendent Cindy Marten and Principal Lori Sandoval as they celebrate the start of construction on the new Wegeforth Elementary School (ES) Joint-use Park in Serra Mesa.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 26 - 10:30 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Construction site at Wegeforth Elementary School, 3443 Ediwhar Ave., San Diego, CA 92123 (field on west side of campus). Media parking will be available on site. Enter gate where Village Glen Dr. and Village Colum Drive meet. Call Cynthia Reed-Porter at 619-546-3378 (mobile) for site map or assistance in accessing the site.

VISUALS: Dignitaries, students and community members don hard hats then break ground (end of ceremony), student-led Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, performance by kindergartners, student speaker, poem recitation about namesake, Harry Wegeforth; colored display boards with project drawings, construction equipment, and 200-plus students in attendance.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Andres Cadena, Wegeforth ES Student Council president; Diann Eble, Wegeforth teacher of 50 years (poem recitation); City of San Diego Council Member Scott Sherman, District 7; San Diego Unified School District Board Trustee Kevin Beiser, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent of Public Education Cindy Marten, and Principal Lori Sandoval.

Others speakers available for interviews include Deputy Director Kathy Ruiz, Park and Recreation Department, City of San Diego; Deputy Director Mark Nassar, Public Works Department, City of San Diego; and Chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer Lee Dulgeroff, San Diego Unified School District.

PROJECT OVERVIEW: The Wegeforth Elementary School Joint-Use Park is an approximately 4-acre joint-use facility at Wegeforth ES in the Serra Mesa Community Plan Area. The more than $2.3 million in proposed improvements include turfed multi-purpose sports field, courts, walkways, landscaping, parking, security lights, drainage, comfort station and accessibility upgrades. This project will promote the community's recreational, social and cultural activities and has garnered a high degree of public support. The joint-use park was conceptually designed in conjunction with the community and within the guidelines of the Serra Mesa Community Plan. Site construction is beginning in March and anticipated to be completed Dec. 2015.

BACKGROUND: The city and school district have a long-standing agreement--established in 1948 and updated in 2002--to maximize shared use of schools and/or park land to mutually benefit the community and school. The facilities shared by the city and the school district include multipurpose turf fields, lighted athletic fields, tennis courts, gymnasiums, parking facilities and libraries. In total, the school district and the city currently have nearly 80 joint-use agreements.

CONTACTS:
. San Diego Unified School District: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Facilities Communications Supervisor, Communications Department, 619-546-3378 (mobile), creed-porter@sandi.net
. City of San Diego: Racquel Vasquez, Senior Public Information Officer, Communications Department; 619.533.4587, rvasquez@sandiego.gov

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Post Notice of Change of Date and Time--Charter School Facility Committee

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Date and Time to Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC) Meeting—April 30, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Board Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/72695  

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Friday, March 20, 2015

Post Board Meeting Agendas, March 24, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, March 24, 2015; time change from 2:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9MHQ7E5E4E2C    

·         Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 


 

In addition, refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Post Meeting Notices for Board Advisory Committees

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Post Notice of Special Meeting—Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC): Early Childhood Special Education Ad-Hoc Committee
Committee Meeting Information
:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  

·         Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation—Advisory Committee on Excess School Property
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841   

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) and/or agenda(s) in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: CA Senate Leader Returns to Speak at His Alma Mater San Diego High School

Media Advisory

March 19, 2015

Contact: Claire.Conlon@sen.ca.gov or Anthony.Reyes@sen.ca.gov or (916) 651-4024

              Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified Communications Director, 619-847-6637

 

CA Senate Leader Returns to Speak at His Alma Mater San Diego High School

Kevin de León, leader of the California State Senate and the first in his family to graduate from high school, will share his personal story with the students at his alma mater and tour the school’s California Partnership Academy classes in medical science and engineering.

WHEN: Friday, March 20, 2015

            10-10:30 a.m. Assembly in the Performing Arts Theatre with 250 students in grades 10-12

            10:30-11 a.m. Student Tours of Technology Classes including Principles of Biomedical Science, new Prop 1D Biotechnology Facility and Green Technology


WHO: Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego High School Principal Dianne Cordero, and 250 students grades 10-12

WHERE:
San Diego High School, 1405 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

BACKGROUND: San Diego High School is the oldest high school in the San Diego Unified School District and the oldest California public school still on its original site. San Diego High is home to three academies established within the scope of the California Department of Education California Partnership Academies (CPA) program. The CPA model is a three-year program (grades ten-twelve) structured as a school-within-a-school. The first one, the Academy of Finance, was established in 2007 at the School of Business and Leadership.  Two more, the San Diego MedTech Academy and the Green Engineering Academy were established in 2011 and 2012 respectively at the School of Science and Technology, with the first class graduating in 2014.  The curriculum at Medtech Academy is based on the Biomedical Sciences program by Project Lead The Way (PLTW).

San Diego High School is the site of three Prop 1D CTE facilities improvements including state of the art culinary kitchen and video production studio. Almost completed is the newest facility, a biotechnology lab. This remodel allows for state of the art health science/biomedical/biotech facilities on the campus and will allow for the growth of the Project Lead the Way biomedical program. Students study recombinant DNA technology, forensic investigations and other uses of living organisms to make new beneficial products and medical tests.

 

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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

8lzintz@sandi.net

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Post Notice of Time Change to Regular Closed Session Meeting, March 24, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, March 24, 2015; time change from 2:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Post Special Joint Board Meeting Agenda, March 17, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Joint Meeting with San Diego Community College District Board, Tuesday, March 17, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Kearny High School Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9Q3VST822E26

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 


 

In addition, refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

NEWS RELEASE FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: San Diego Community College District and San Diego Unified School District Boards Hold Joint Session

News Release

March 13, 2015

 

Contact:  Jack Beresford, jberesford@sdccd.edu, 619-388-6540, @SDJackB

                Linda Zintz, lzintz@sandi.net, 619-847-6637

 

San Diego Community College District and San Diego Unified School District Boards Hold Joint Session

 

The governing boards of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the San Diego Unified School District invite the public to attend a March 17 joint meeting that will focus on promoting student success from pre-kindergarten through college.  The meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. at Kearny High School, 7651 Wellington St., 92111.

The SDCCD and San Diego Unified educate more than 230,000 students combined.  The SDCCD is the second-largest community college district in California and San Diego Unified is the second-largest K-12 system in the state.

 

The meeting’s purpose is to better coordinate curriculum between the two districts.  Specific topics will include building on successful early/middle college high school programs and aligning mathematics and English courses to boost college readiness.

 

Also to be discussed is Assembly Bill 86, which provides grants to community colleges and secondary school districts to develop regional plans that better serve the educational needs of adults, including courses required for a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, citizenship and English as a second language (ESL) classes for immigrants, and short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential.

 

“The partnership between our two districts has already made an important difference in opportunities for K-12 students who are preparing for higher education,” said Constance M. Carroll, SDCCD Chancellor.  “Whether these students intend to pursue an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a career in the near future, our very practical initiatives provide exactly the instructional pathways they need.”

 

San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten agreed.

 

“Whether our students are engaged in the Maker Movement at Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab or participating in our robust dual enrollment college programs with the San Diego Community College District, the world of college and career has never been more accessible, available and attainable for all students in San Diego Unified,” added Superintendent Marten.

 

The meeting comes as state legislators work on a 2015-16 budget proposed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., that calls for substantial increases in education funding.  The Governor’s budget provides a $1.1 billion increase for the California Community Colleges, of which the SDCCD would receive approximately $35 million.  The proposed spending plan would increase the average per-pupil spending in the San Diego Unified from $9,361 this year to $9,667 for 2015-16.

 

The March 17 meeting will mark the fourth joint session since 2011. 

 

As the second-largest of California’s 72 community college districts, the San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and San Diego Continuing Education.  The three colleges, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and entry-level jobs. Beginning fall 2015, Mesa College will also offer baccalaureate degrees in the field of Health Information Management. 

 

The San Diego Unified School District serves approximately 130,000 students annually in preschool through high school, and it is the second-largest secondary school district in the state and is proud to call itself one of the top large urban school districts in the United States. Measures include its top scores on state and national tests, its leadership in areas such as technology, curriculum, neighborhood and specialty schools, career-technical education and food services. Its graduates include Hall of Fame sports stars, along with some of the nation's top scientists, writers, and leaders.

 

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Post Notice of Cancellation of Regular Board Meeting, April 7, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting—Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Post Notice of Location Change: CTEAC Meeting, April 8, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Location: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC), April 8, 2015.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) and/or agenda(s) in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

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From: Viorato Josefina
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 6:30 PM
Subject: Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation: CTEAC Meeting, February 4, 2015

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Cancellation: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC), February 4, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

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

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

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