Friday, November 27, 2015

Post Board Meeting Agenda, December 1, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9T8PN862968D        

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


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

·         ACUESP: https://www.sandiegounified.org/acuesp-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information.

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/audit-and-finance-committee

·         CAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-general-meeting-schedule-and-information and https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2015-meeting-schedule      

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information    

·         DAC https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2015-16-general-meeting-schedule-and-information and https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2015-16-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting  

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, November 20, 2015

Post Notices for Board Advisory Committees

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Special Meeting: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Executive Board—December 3, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         Notice of Change of Location: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC)—December 2, 2015
Committee Meeting Information:  https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information  

 

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


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

·         ACUESP: https://www.sandiegounified.org/acuesp-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information.

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/audit-and-finance-committee

·         CAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-general-meeting-schedule-and-information and https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2015-meeting-schedule      

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information    

·         DAC https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2015-16-general-meeting-schedule-and-information and https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2015-16-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting  

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

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Post Revised Notice of 2015 Meetings: ICOC Construction Subcommittee

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Second Revision of Notice of Meetings: ICOC Construction Subcommittee
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/construction-subcommittee  

 

Please forward to staff as appropriate and print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, publicly 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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: New Program Builds Bridges Between Community, Law Enforcement

MEDIA ADVISORY                                           

Nov. 18, 2015

CONTACT: Craig Sturak, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego

619-515-6579; Cell Number: 619-405-4833

                                               

New Program Builds Bridges Between Community, Law Enforcement

Training Series Focuses on Building Communication, Trust in Southeast San Diego

 

WHAT:                 County leaders will join officials from the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Unified School District, the National Conflict Resolution Center and residents to discuss their partnership to build relationships between police and residents of southeastern San Diego through a program focusing on strengthening communication, sharing experiences and changing perceptions.

 

WHO:                   Supervisor Greg Cox, San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 1

Nick Macchione, Director, County Health and Human Services Agency

Shelley Zimmerman, Chief, San Diego Police Department

Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

Steven Dinkin, President, National Conflict Resolution Center

Students who participated in the program

Note: We will have a Spanish-speaking spokesperson available.                               

 

WHEN:                 Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1:30 PM

Media are asked to arrive by 1:20 to sign in at the school and set up.

                               

WHERE:               Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Note: Event will be held in the library. Media parking will be available by using the entrance off of Willie James Jones Ave. See map below.

 

WHY:                    The Art of Inclusive Communication is an innovative, multi-session training program at Lincoln High School that aims to build trust between law enforcement and residents of southeastern San Diego. This pilot training program is led by the National Conflict Resolution Center and brings together officers from the San Diego Police Department’s Southeastern Division and more than 40 students and parents. The training series builds communication skills by focusing on trust and understanding of how communication can break. The program is funded by the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision for healthy, safe and thriving communities and residents.

 

VISUALS:             Event will be in the school library; posters explaining the Art of Inclusive Communication training will be displayed. 

 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation: CAC

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Cancellation of Meeting: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC) Executive Committee—November 19, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information.  

 

Please forward to staff as appropriate and print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, publicly 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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY - San Diego Unified to Celebrate National Parent Involvement Day November 19

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, November 17, 2015

 

DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT DAY NOVEMBER 19

 

WHAT: Schools and departments across San Diego Unified School District are celebrating the invaluable role that parents/guardians play in supporting student learning and public education. Activities are planned at schools throughout the day, with several events also occurring on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 20. Media is invited to attend any of these activities.

 

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 20 (Additional details are listed below)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

6 p.m.:                  Standley Middle School - Parent Information Night and Volunteer Thank You

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

6:30 a.m.:                            San Diego High School - Breakfast/Meet & Greet/Classroom Visits

7-8 a.m.:                              Pershing Middle School - Parent Appreciation Day Coffee

7-7:30 a.m.:                        Wangenheim Middle School – Coffee and Donuts

7:15-8:45 a.m.:                  Challenger Middle School – Principal Chat/Teen Stress Parent Workshop

7:15 a.m.:                            University City High School – Breakfast & Meditation Speaker

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:   Roosevelt International Middle School – Shadow a Student Day

7:45 a.m. to Noon:           Nye Elementary School – Meet & Greet

7:50-9:15 a.m.:                  Hancock Elementary School – Read With Your Child

8-10 a.m.:                            Cabrillo Elementary School – Instruction Demonstrations & Refreshments

8 a.m.:                                  Standley Middle School – Coffee with the Principal and PTSA

8:20 a.m.:                            Alcott Elementary School – Writing Celebration

8:55-10:30 a.m.:                Marston Middle School – Exploration Expo

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:     Crown Point Jr Music Academy – Lunch & Music With A Loved One

11:25 a.m.:                          Kumeyaay Elementary – Picnic With Your Parents

 

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

7:45 to 9:30 a.m.:              Balboa Elementary School – Family Friday/Coffee with the Principal

8-8:15 a.m.:                        Lafayette Elementary School – Shining Star Assembly & Refreshments

 

BACKGROUND:  National Parent Involvement Day is a joint effort between San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs to recognize parents/guardians and the invaluable role they play in supporting a child’s learning at home and at school. Research indicates that when parents are strategically involved in children's learning, student achievement significantly improves and schools are more effective.

 

To recognize the day, schools were encouraged to host celebrations that honor parents/guardians and facilitate further parent engagement. National Parent Involvement Day was started 20 years ago by Project Appleseed.

 

CONTACT:

San Diego Unified School District: Jennifer Rodriguez, 619-847-6029 (Cell) – Not available from 11-1 on Nov. 19.

 

DETAILS:

 

November 18, 2015

 

Standley Middle School - Parent Information Night and Volunteer Thank You

6 p.m.

 

Contact:  Bill Pearson, Principal

Phone: 858-455-0550

Address: 6298 Radcliffe Dr., 92122

 

November 19, 2015

 

San Diego High School - Breakfast/Meet & Greet/Classroom Visits

6:30 a.m.

 

The PTSA is co-hosting this event for all parents and families who have students at San Diego High School. The event is an opportunity for parents to ask questions regarding their student’s grades, talk with a counselor, get assistance with the Parent Portal, or learn more about the PTSA and other clubs. Parents can also visit classrooms during the first two periods to see how the class is taught.

 

Contacts: Barbara Flannery, PTSA; Phone: 858-337-2267 (cell) Email: baflannery@ yahoo.com 

Carmen Garcia, Principal

Address: 1405 Park Blvd., 92101

Phone: 619-525-7455

 

Pershing Middle School - Parent Appreciation Day Coffee

7-8 a.m.

 

Pershing Middle School will appreciate their parents with coffee and refreshments in the library. Parents and staff can socialize and stop by for coffee before work or activities.

 

Contact: Susan Levy, Principal

Address: 8204 San Carlos Dr., 92119

Phone: 619-465-3234

 

Wangenheim Middle School – Coffee and Donuts

7-7:30 a.m.

 

Wangenheim Middle School, in partnership with its PTSA, will be having a morning coffee and donuts celebration to thank parents. ASB students will be at the school entrances with thank you and welcome signs.

 

Contact: Matt Fallon, Principal

Address: 9230 Gold Coast Dr., 92126

Phone: 858-578-1400

 

Challenger Middle School – Principal Chat/Teen Stress Parent Workshop

7:15-8:45 a.m.

 

Challenger MS will be thanking parents and guardians for their involvement and support at school and at home. They will be hosting a parent workshop on teen stress, which will include information on how to identify signs of stress in your child and how to help them manage stress.

 

7:15 - 7:30 a.m. - Join your student in Advisory Class

7:30 - 8 a.m. - Principal’s Chat with light breakfast in the Library

8 - 8:45 a.m. - Teen Stress Parent Workshop in the Library

 

Contact: Julie Vitale, Finance Clerk

Address: 10810 Parkdale Ave., 92126

Phone: 858-586-7001, ext. 2211 or jvitale@sandi.net

 

University City High School – Breakfast & Mediation Speaker

7:15 a.m.

 

University City High School is hosting a celebration, honoring the powerful contributions parents and guardians make to support student success. A light breakfast will be provided by UCHS and appreciation gifts will be given to those in attendance. Guest speaker Jeff Zlotnick from Meditation Initiative will share the benefits of meditation with high school students, parents and teachers. Attendees will learn how to hit pause, breathe, focus, and reflect.

 

Contacts: Marie Byrd, Parent Support Liaison

Tama Becker-Varano, PTSA President, tamambv@msn.com

Address: 6949 Genesee Ave., 92122

Phone: 858-457-3040 x206

 

Roosevelt International Middle School – Shadow a Student Day

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Roosevelt is inviting parents to shadow their child for a class or the entire day.

 

Contact: Christina Casillas, Principal

Address: 3366 Park Blvd., 92103

Phone: 619-293-4450

 

Nye Elementary School – Meet & Greet

7:45 a.m. to Noon

 

Nye Elementary is hosting a parent breakfast with a support staff "Meet and Greet," followed by a campus tour and classroom visits.

 

Contact: Tammy Robinson, Teacher, Grade 5, tmonroe@sandi.net

Address: 981 Valencia Parkway, 92114

Telephone: 619-430-1200

 

Hancock Elementary School – Read With Your Child

7:50-9:15 a.m.

 

Parents are invited to come to the school’s Flag Pole Assembly and then spend about 30 minutes in the classroom with their child reading a story.

 

Contact: Jodi Buckson, Principal

Address: 3303 Taussig St., 92124

Phone: 858-496-8310

 

Cabrillo Elementary School – Instruction Demonstrations & Refreshments

8-10 a.m.

 

All parents are invited to our Rockin’ event, which starts out with visiting classrooms to see the reading instruction in action, and then moving to the auditorium to see a math demonstration. Refreshments will be served.

 

Contacts:

Holly Baskerash, PTA President, HollyBaskerash@yahoo.com

Irene Hightower, Principal

Address: 3120 Talbot St., 92106

Phone: 619-223-7154

 

Standley Middle School – Coffee with the Principal and PTSA

8 a.m.

 

Standley is hosting a Coffee with the Principal and PTSA to learn more about how to get involved on campus.

 

Contact:  Bill Pearson, Principal

Phone: 858-455-0550

Address: 6298 Radcliffe Dr., 92122

 

Alcott Elementary School – Writing Celebration

8:20 a.m.

 

Alcott Elementary is doing a writing celebration with parents. Teachers or students will explain how teachers are using Lucy Calkins' Writing Units to educate children on becoming fluent, proficient writers. Students will share their current writing with their parents. 

 

Contact: Michelle Cambias Riley, Principal

Alcott Elementary

Address: 4680 Hidalgo Ave., 92117

Telephone:  858-273-3415

 

Marston Middle School - Exploration Expo!

8:55-10:30 a.m.

 

Parents are invited to shadow their student to 1st period advisory to experience Marston’s Intervention and Exploration Program. Following advisory, parents may attend a presentation in the library about school success and San Diego Unified’s high school graduation requirements.

 

Contact: Jon Gollias, Principal

Address: 3799 Clairemont Dr., 92117

Phone: 858-273-2030

 

Crown Point Jr Music Academy – Lunch & Music With A Loved One

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

CPJMA will be hosting lunch with a loved one that will include students playing violins and dancing. Principal Muriel Bartolini will be conducting a short speech to honor parent volunteers

 

Contact: Muriel Bartolini, principal

Address: 4033 Ingraham St., 92109

Phone: 858-273-9830

 

Kumeyaay Elementary - Picnic With Your Parents

Time: 11:25 a.m.

 

Kumeyaay Elementary invites parents to come have lunch with their child.

 

Contact: Maria Montgomery, Principal

Address: 6475 Antigua Blvd., 92124

Phone: 858-279-102

 

Friday, November 20

 

Balboa Elementary School – Family Friday/Coffee with the Principal

Time: 7:45 to 9:30 a.m.

 

The school is offering families the opportunity to obtain low cost internet and cable connectivity through Cox. The school will also update parents about its recent PTA organization established at Balboa this month and a list of events planned for the rest of the year.

 

Lafayette Elementary School – Shining Star Assembly & Refreshments

8-8:15 a.m.

 

The school will recognize parents during its Shining Star Assembly. Classes will be making thank you posters. Fourth grade class will sing in the auditorium while parents enjoy coffee, sweet breads and fruit.

 

Contact: Rosemary Orduno, Elementary School Assistant

Address: 6125 Printwood Way, 92117

Phone: 858-496-8160

 

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Special Meeting, November 17, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

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

 

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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, November 13, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, November 13, 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.sandiegounified.org.

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.

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, as well as links to agenda items and other information, go to www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, (619) 725-5578, lzintz@sandi.net.

* — Means new item from last week.

NOVEMBER

16 — University City Cluster Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m., University City High School media center, 6949 Genesee Avenue (92122). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the University City High School area: Curie, Doyle, Spreckels elementary schools; Standley Middle School; University High School. Contact: info@uccluster.com. Open to the public.

* 17 — Principal's Coffee, 5 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Principal John M. Ross will meet with parents and guardians to help them learn what's going on at Lincoln. Contact: Principal Ross, (619) 266-6500. Open to parents and guardians.

18 — Morse Cluster Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, 2655 Casey Street (92139). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Morse High School area: Boone, Freese, Lee, Paradise Hills, Penn, Perry and Zamorano elementary schools; Audubon, Bethune and Fulton K-8; Bell Middle School; San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts 6-12; Morse High School. Contact: JoAnn Fields, Chairperson, morsecluster@sandi.net. Open to the public.

18 — Scripps Ranch Schools Committee, 4:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School Community Room, 9700 Avenue of Nations, (92131). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Scripps Ranch High School area: Dingeman, Jerabek, Miramar Ranch, Ellen Browning Scripps elementary schools; Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Scripps Ranch High School. Contact: Michelle Irwin, Principal, Marshall Middle School, mirwin1@sandi.net; Jaylene Farry, Co-Chairperson, jaylenefarry@sbcglobal.net. Open to the public.

19 -- National Parent Involvement Day, all day, all schools. Program of the San Diego Council of PTAs and San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578.

* 19 — 18th Annual Garfield High School Thanksgiving Luncheon, noon, Grand Ballroom, The Prado in Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado (92101). Students from Garfield High School's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program will be preparing and serving luncheon to some of San Diego's most prominent citizens. Contact: Harriet Thompson, Cohn Restaurant Group, (619) 388-9208. Open to the public with reservations; cost, $60 at the door.

19 — Henry Cluster Council, 4:30 p.m., Pershing Middle School Library, 8204 San Carlos Drive (92119). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Patrick Henry High School area: Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage, Green, Hardy, Hearst and Marvin elementary schools; Lewis and Pershing middle schools; Patrick Henry High School. Contact: Susan Levy, Principal, Pershing Middle School, slevy@sandi.net; Laura Alluin, Principal, Hardy Elementary, lalluin@sandi.net. Open to the public.

23-27 -- Thanksgiving Break, all schools closed. District offices closed Nov. 26-27.

DECEMBER

1 -- Board of Education meeting, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public. More information: www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information.

3 — Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools meeting, 6 p.m., Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy, 2445 Fogg Street (92109). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Mission Bay High School area: Barnard, Crown Point, Pacific Beach and Sessions elementary schools; Pacific Beach Middle School; Mission Bay High School. Contact: Jennifer Tandy, missionbaycluster@gmail.com. Open to the public.

7 -- Hoover Cluster meeting, 4 p.m., Hoover High School library, 3373 El Cajon Blvd. (92115) Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Hoover High School area: Adams, Central, Cherokee Point, Edison, Franklin, Hamilton, Joyner, Normal Heights, Parks and Rowan elementary schools; Clark and Wilson middle schools; Hoover High School. Contact: Tia Anzellotti, tanzellotti@uwsd.org. Open to the public.

7 — Pt. Loma Cluster Schools Foundation meeting, 4:30 p.m., Correia Middle School library, 4302 Valeta Street (92107). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Pt. Loma High School area: Cabrillo, Dewey, Loma Portal, Ocean Beach, Silver Gate, Sunset View elementary schools; Correia and Dana middle schools; Pt. Loma High School. Contact: Suzy Reid, President, suzyreid33@gmail.com. Open to the public.

7 — San Diego High School Cluster Meeting, 5:30 p.m., San Diego High School library, 1405 Park Boulevard (92101). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the San Diego High School area: Birney, Burbank, Emerson/Bandini, Florence, Jefferson, Kimbrough, McKinley, Rodriguez, Sherman and Washington elementary schools; Golden Hill, Grant, Language Academy, Logan, Perkins K-8; Memorial Prep and Roosevelt middle schools; San Diego High School. Contact: David Crum, Principal, dcrum@sandi.net. Open to the public.

7 — Serra High School Cluster Council, 4:30 p.m., Serra High School, 5156 Santo Road (92124). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Serra High School area: Hancock, Kumeyaay, Miller, Tierrasanta and Vista Grande elementary schools; De Portola and Farb middle schools; Serra High School. Contact: Maria Montgomery, Principal, Kumeyaay Elementary School, mmontgomery@sandi.net. Open to the public.

8 -- Board of Education meeting, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public. More information: www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information.

9 — Morse Cluster Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, 2655 Casey Street (92139). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Morse High School area: Boone, Freese, Lee, Paradise Hills, Penn, and Perry elementary schools; Audubon, Bethune and Fulton K-8; Audubon and Fulton K-8; Bell Middle School; San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts 6-12; Morse High School. Contact: JoAnn Fields, Chairperson, morsecluster@sandi.net. Open to the public.

10 -- Kearny High Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Kearny High Complex Room 301, 7651 Wellington Street (92111). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Kearny cluster are: Angier, Carson, Chesterton, Cubberley, Fletcher, Jones, Juarez, Linda Vista, Ross, and Wegeforth elementary schools; Montgomery and Taft middle schools; and Kearny High. Contact: Andrew Gergurich, co-chair, agergurich@sandi.net. Open to the public.

14 -- Crawford High Cluster Committee Meeting, 5 p.m., Fay Elementary, 4080 52nd Street (92105). Discussion and community dialogue with parents and community members in the Crawford High School area: Carver, Clay, Euclid, Fay, Ibarra, Marshall, Oak Park, Rolando Park elementary schools; Mann Middle School; and Crawford High School. Open to the public.

14 -- Lincoln High Cluster Meeting, 5 p.m., Lincoln High School Auditorium, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Lincoln High School area: Baker, Balboa, Chavez, Chollas/Mead, Encanto, Horton, Johnson, Nye, Porter, Valencia Park, and Webster elementary schools; Knox and Millennial Tech middle schools; Lincoln High School. Contact: Philip Liburd, Chairperson, tupride619@yahoo.com. Open to the public.

14 — Madison Community of Schools meeting, 5 p.m., Madison High School Room 101, 4833 Dolvia Drive (92117). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Madison High School area: Field, Hawthorne, Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman elementary schools; CPMA and Innovation middle schools; Mt. Everest Academy; Muir K-12; Madison High School. Contacts: Richard Nash, Principal, Madison High School, rnash@sandi.net; Michael Snyder, Community Member, michaelsnyderfinancial@yahoo.com. Open to the public.

16 — Scripps Ranch Schools Committee, 4:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School Community Room, 9700 Avenue of Nations, (92131). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Scripps Ranch High School area: Dingeman, Jerabek, Miramar Ranch, Ellen Browning Scripps elementary schools; Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Scripps Ranch High School. Contact: Michelle Irwin, Principal, Marshall Middle School, mirwin1@sandi.net; Jaylene Farry, Co-Chairperson, jaylenefarry@sbcglobal.net. Open to the public.

17 -- La Jolla Cluster Association, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle School Library, 1056 Nautilus Street (92037). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the La Jolla High School area: Bird Rock, La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools; Muirlands Middle School; and La Jolla High School. Contact: Donna Tripi, dtripi@sandi.net. Open to the public.

19 -- Henry Cluster Council, 4:30 p.m., Pershing Middle School, 8204 San Carlos Drive (92119). Discussion and community dialogue with parents and community members in the Patrick Henry High School area: Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage, Green, Hardy, Hearst and Marvin elementary schools; Pershing and Lewis middle schools; Patrick Henry High School. Open to the public. Contacts: Susan Levy, Principal Pershing Middle School, slevy@sandi.net; Laura Alluin, Principal Hardy Elementary School, lalluin@sandi.net.

21 -- Winter break. All schools closed.

JANUARY

4 -- Traditional-calendar schools reopen.

4 — Serra High School Cluster Council, 4:30 p.m., Serra High School, 5156 Santo Road (92124). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Serra High School area: Hancock, Kumeyaay, Miller, Tierrasanta and Vista Grande elementary schools; De Portola and Farb middle schools; Serra High School. Contact: Maria Montgomery, Principal, Kumeyaay Elementary School, mmontgomery@sandi.net. Open to the public.

5 -- Board of Education meeting, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public. More information: www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information.

7 — Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools meeting, 6 p.m., Crown Point Junior Music Academy, 4033 Ingraham St. (92109). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Mission Bay High School area: Barnard, Crown Point, Pacific Beach and Sessions elementary schools; Pacific Beach Middle School; Mission Bay High School. Contact: Jennifer Tandy, missionbaycluster@gmail.com. Open to the public.

11 — Madison Community of Schools meeting, 5 p.m., Madison High School Room 101, 4833 Dolvia Drive (92117). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Madison High School area: Field, Hawthorne, Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman elementary schools; CPMA and Innovation middle schools; Mt. Everest Academy; Muir K-12; Madison High School. Contacts: Richard Nash, Principal, Madison High School, rnash@sandi.net; Michael Snyder, Community Member, michaelsnyderfinancial@yahoo.com. Open to the public.

12 -- Board of Education meeting, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public. More information: www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information.

14 -- Clairemont Community of Schools meeting, Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute. Drive (92117). Discussion and community dialogue with parents, students, staff and community members in the Clairemont High School area, including middle and elementary schools that feed into Clairemont High. Contacts: Dr. Jennifer Roberson, Principal, Clairemont High School, co-chairperson, jroberson@sandi.net; Julee Jenkins, parent, co-chairperson, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

14 -- Kearny High Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Kearny High Complex Room 301, 7651 Wellington Street (92111). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Kearny cluster are: Angier, Carson, Chesterton, Cubberley, Fletcher, Jones, Juarez, Linda Vista, Ross, and Wegeforth elementary schools; Montgomery and Taft middle schools; and Kearny High. Contact: Andrew Gergurich, co-chair, agergurich@sandi.net. Open to the public.

20 — Scripps Ranch Schools Committee, 4:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School Community Room, 9700 Avenue of Nations, (92131). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Scripps Ranch High School area: Dingeman, Jerabek, Miramar Ranch, Ellen Browning Scripps elementary schools; Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Scripps Ranch High School. Contact: Michelle Irwin, Principal, Marshall Middle School, mirwin1@sandi.net; Jaylene Farry, Co-Chairperson, jaylenefarry@sbcglobal.net. Open to the public.

21 — Henry Cluster Council, 4:30 p.m., Pershing Middle School Library, 8204 San Carlos Drive (92119). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Patrick Henry High School area: Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage, Green, Hardy, Hearst and Marvin elementary schools; Lewis and Pershing middle schools; Patrick Henry High School. Contact: Susan Levy, Principal, Pershing Middle School, slevy@sandi.net; Laura Alluin, Principal, Hardy Elementary, lalluin@sandi.net. Open to the public.

25 — Mira Mesa Cluster School Council meeting, Mira Mesa High School Media Center, 10510 Reagan Road (92116). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Mira Mesa High School area: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Salk, Mason, Sandburg, Walker elementary schools; Challenger, Wangenheim middle schools; Mira Mesa High School. Contacts: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com; Jennifer Kvalvik, jkvalvik@sandi.net. Open to the public.

25 — University City Cluster Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m., University City High School media center, 6949 Genesee Avenue (92122). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the University City High School area: Curie, Doyle, Spreckels elementary schools; Standley Middle School; University High School. Contact: info@uccluster.com. Open to the public.

26 -- Board of Education meeting, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public. More information: www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information.

28 -- La Jolla Cluster Association, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle School Library, 1056 Nautilus Street (92037). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the La Jolla High School area: Bird Rock, La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools; Muirlands Middle School; and La Jolla High School. Contact: Donna Tripi, dtripi@sandi.net. Open to the public.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Post Notices for Board Advisory Committees

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Special Meetings/Agendas: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)—November 12, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2015-16-general-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         Notice of Change of Date: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), Executive Board; change from November 12, 2015 to November 18, 2015
Committee Meeting Information:  https://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-informationn

·         Notice of Special Meeting/Agenda: ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee—November 19, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/financeaudit-subcommittee

 

Please forward to staff as appropriate and print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, publicly 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

 

 

 

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NEWS RELEASE: "San Diego Unified School District receives highest-ever ratings for its capital improvement bonds"

NEWS RELEASE from San Diego Unified School District -- Nov. 10, 2015

San Diego Unified School District receives highest-ever ratings for its capital improvement bonds

The San Diego Unified School District has received extremely favorable credit ratings for its 2016 General Obligation (GO) bonds and green bonds totaling nearly $550 million; either the highest or near-highest ratings available.

The district received "AAA" from Fitch Ratings, Inc., the highest issued by the agency. It also received a rating of "AA+" from Kroll Bond Rating Agency and "Aa2" from Moody's Investor Service, Inc. The Moody's rating is an upgrade from their prior rating of "Aa3," while the two others represent inaugural ratings for the district's credit. All three rating agencies also assigned a "stable" outlook to the district, a standard assignment that signals change is likely to their ratings over the next two years.

The district's finance team, led by Chief Financial Officer Jenny Salkeld, and the district's bond consultants-Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, KNN, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs-pursued these high ratings and made its case to all three agencies over the course of the last few months. The district-sponsored legislation, California Senate Bill 222 (Block), approved in July 2015, effectively clarified the statutory lien for these bonds. Along with various Constitutional and statutory protections, the district's team emphasized the substantial and diverse tax base responsible for repayment of the district's GO bonds. The team also explained the strong state and county oversight mechanisms which help bolster and complement the district's experienced management team. The final part of the analysis included legal opinions regarding the treatment of the ad valorem property taxes as special revenues in the unlikely event of a Chapter 9. These collective credit and legal strengths were comprehensively reviewed by three major rating agencies resulting in very high or highest ratings that should help increase investor demand for the district bonds and thereby lower borrowing costs and costs to the local taxpayers.

"Achieving such high investment grade ratings from the rating agencies helps to generate confidence from a variety of buyers, which will ultimately lead to a lower cost of borrowing for the school district, and potentially save taxpayers millions of dollars over the life of our bond program," said Cindy Marten, superintendent of San Diego Unified School District.

"Thanks to San Diego voters, we continue to make a significant investment in the future of educational facilities in San Diego," Marten added. "The bond funds are used to repair, renovate and revitalize neighborhood schools by providing classroom technology; new and renovated facilities for College, Career and Technical Education to support our industry sector pathways; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; safety and security upgrades; turf fields, and other capital improvements at traditional and charter schools throughout the district."

By law, the funds cannot be used for teacher or school administrator salaries.

Proposition Z is a $2.8 billion in general obligation bond measure approved by nearly 62 percent of the San Diego voters on Nov. 6, 2012. Proposition S is a $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure approved by nearly 69 percent of the voters on November 4, 2008.

The following San Diego Unified bonds that were rated are listed below. The "ad valorem" is Latin for "according to value." An ad valorem tax is one in which the amount is based on the assessed value of a transaction or property.

* $350 million 2016 general obligation (GO) bonds (dedicated unlimited ad valorem property tax bonds) (Proposition Z, 2012 election, series F);
* $100 million 2016 GO bonds (dedicated unlimited ad valorem property tax bonds) (Proposition Z, 2012 election, series G) (green bonds);
* $100 million 2016 GO bonds (dedicated unlimited ad valorem property tax bonds) (Proposition S, 2008 election, series I).

The Series F and G bonds are expected to be sold via negotiation on or around Nov. 18. Series I bonds are expected to sell on Dec. 2. Proceeds will be used to construct and improve neighborhood schools, including energy and water efficiency projects.

The district does not receive all of its approximately $5.1 billion in Propositions S and Z GO bond proceeds at once. It receives them incrementally based on the frequency of bond sales, which are conducted during the life of the capital improvement bond program.

The bond sales are structured so that the useful life of assets matched the maturity of bonds. Technology projects have shorter term bonds, while construction projects have longer term bonds.

San Diego Unified's capital improvement bond program, which has had successful financial and performance audits, has expended $1.05 billion of its $5.1 billion budget to date. Of its major construction projects, the district has 47 in the design and bid phase, 17 in construction and 100 completed. The bond revenues also funded a five-year phased plan to provide interactive classroom technology and infrastructure. Now complete, it provided all K-12 students with access to computing devices, including 5,477 i21 classrooms with interactive Promethean boards and other technology.

At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Board of Education will review the plan for the Propositions S and Z capital improvement program that will utilize the bond proceeds.

To learn more about the bond program, please visit https://www.sandiegounified.org/facilities-bond-program-propositions-s-z or contact Facilities Communications Supervisor Cynthia Reed-Porter, at 619-546-3378 or creed-porter@sandi.net.


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Post Notice of Time Change to Regular Closed Session Meeting, December 8, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Change of Time for Regular  Meetings:—Tuesday, December 8, 2015; start times changed from 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., as noted below:
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information
: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information  

  • 3:30 p.m.–Closed Session, Room 2249
  • 4:30 p.m.–Regular Open Session (election of Board Officers)
  • 5:00 p.m.–Regular Open Session (non-agenda public testimony)

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

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Post Change of Date Notice: DELAC Executive Board

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Date—District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) Executive Board; changed from Thursday, November 12, 2015 to Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
Committee Meeting Information:  https://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2015-16-meeting-schedule-and-information.  

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice in a prominent, publicly 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