Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School Board Balances Budget with No Increases in Class Size

San Diego Unified School Board Balances Budget with No Increases in Class Size

Approves early retirements, other strategies to reduce layoffs; Unanimous vote protects long-term fiscal health of district’s schools

 

SAN DIEGO (February 28, 2017) – A unified Board of Trustees tonight voted 5-0 to keep class sizes small at San Diego Unified, while eliminating a more than $124 million structural deficit the district was facing. Trustees also approved an early retirement package and other measures designed to save money and minimize the need for layoffs. The Board expressed confidence the vote will put the county’s largest school district on a firm financial footing for the future.

 

“San Diego students are achieving more than ever with some of the highest graduation rates and test scores in the state, so our entire focus has been on protecting the supports for students that are producing these great results,” said Board President Richard Barrera. “The package we approved tonight protects these gains, while ensuring the long-term fiscal stability of our district.”

 

Board Vice President Kevin Beiser said the plan approved tonight is fiscally responsible, as it balances the budget without increasing class sizes, while maintaining the district’s commitment to offering music and arts programs and other core initiatives. He also noted the Board took action tonight to minimize layoffs.

 

“We are confident the package of early retirement incentives and other initiatives passed tonight will minimize staff layoffs,” said Vice President Beiser.

 

San Diego Unified has stressed any staff reductions will not come at the expense of increased class sizes. Thanks to the contract negotiated with the San Diego Education Association (SDEA), San Diego Unified students will continue to be guaranteed some of the smallest class sizes of any large district in the state:

 

·         Transitional Kindergarten - Grade 3: No more than 24 students per class on average

·         Grades 4-5: No more than 35 students per class

·         Higher grades: No more than 36 students per class

 

“We know children learn best in classroom settings with fewer students, so we felt it was important to protect our small class sizes,” said Trustee Michael McQuary.

 

The plan for school stability, approved by the Trustees tonight, makes significant progress towards resolving the structural deficit faced by the district. In addition to eliminating the projected deficit for the 2017-18 school year, the vote means the deficit for the following year will be half. Further, it demonstrates strong resolve by Board members to confront the structural deficit once and for all.

 

“I believe it is very important that students and parents know they can count on our outstanding schools and instructional programs being there to serve them in the future,” said Trustee John Lee Evans. “The vote tonight paves the way for the long-term fiscal stability of the district.”

 

The Board’s newest member, Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, said she is also pleased to see the district confronting head-on the structural deficit it has faced for years. She said the vote tonight means community members can look forward to the coming school year with confidence.

 

“We want parents to know our schools will be there to serve them in the future. Our commitment to have quality schools in every neighborhood is rock solid,” said Whitehurst-Payne.

 

Superintendent Cindy Marten thanked the Board for their strong vote in support of school stability and praised their willingness to tackle the structural budget issues.

 

“Our challenge has been to maintain all the great programs that we know are working and the climate our students deserve, while protecting the long-term health of our schools,” said Superintendent Marten. “The program approved tonight does that, and allows our entire staff and team of professional educators to focus on delivering another amazing school year for the students we serve.”

 

Several board members also noted the State of California continues to rank near the bottom of the nation in per pupil funding and pledged to continue advocating for increased funding from Sacramento.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Sharp  |  619/252-6848  |  asharp@sandi.net

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Leaders and Community Members Celebrate $34 million Construction Project At Mann Middle School

Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District-Feb. 28, 2017             

District Leaders and Community Members Celebrate $34 Million Construction Project at Mann Middle School

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District is hosting a reception and press conference to announce a $34 million whole site modernization project at Mann Middle School

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017-- Reception for community members @ 11:30 a.m.; press conference @ 12 p.m.

WHERE: Mann Middle School, 4345 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115 (enter parking lot off Trojan Avenue)

SPEAKERS:  San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Principal Allen Teng

VISUALS: Renderings of Mann Middle School project and renderings of nearby Crawford High School project, groundbreaking, reception for community members

BACKGROUND: Horace Mann Middle School's whole site modernization project features a new three-story building that includes 16 classrooms, a health and wellness center and administration spaces. The new 32,300-square-foot will create a new entrance to the school.

The project also includes the demolition of Building 100 (administration building), Building 500 (classroom building) and Building 600 (classroom building). The whole site modernization will also provide a new outdoor dining courtyard with four shade structures, interior improvements, safety improvements including campus-wide fire alarm system upgrades and public address system upgrades, new security lighting and cameras, new visitor parking, as well as a new student drop-off/pick-up driveway.

These improvements are funded by San Diego Unified School District's Propositions S and Z, which are local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair, renovate, and revitalize neighborhood schools. In addition to renovation and replacement, district-wide bond projects include classroom technology, facilities to support College, Career and Technical Education, classroom air conditioning, safety and security upgrades, and other facilities improvements at traditional and public charter schools.

Prop. S is a 23-year capital facilities program that is funded by a $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure passed November 4, 2008. Prop. Z is a 15 year capital facilities program funded by a $2.8 billion general obligation bond measure passed November 6, 2012. By law, the funds cannot be used for teachers' or school administrators' salaries, nor can they be used for maintenance or operations.

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, facilities communications supervisor, 619-546-3378, creed-porter@sandi.net; or Shari Winet, communications director, (619-725-5568), swinet@sandi.net

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Post Board Meeting Notice and Regular Meeting Agendas, February 28, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information  

·         Regular Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
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Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print agendas and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information    

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information  

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

Thank you.

 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)—February 23, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information.

 

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2017-02-23_Challenger_MediaAdvisory

MEDIA ADVISORY                            

 

Feb. 23, 2017

 

Northrop Grumman Engineers Visit Local Middle School to Inspire Pre-Teens to Pursue STEM Careers

 

San Diego Unified students will receive an inside look at NASA’s newest revolutionary space observatory; have opportunity to discuss the fields of science, technology, engineering and math

 

 

WHAT: In recognition of National Engineers Week (Feb. 20-25), and as an example of public and private sectors collaborating to provide and promote awareness and education, Northrop Grumman engineers will visit San Diego Unified School District’s Challenger Middle School in Mira Mesa with the goal of inspiring students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Engineers will show the film, “Into the Unknown,” a behind-the-scenes look at the individuals building NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The telescope is the successor to the Hubble, and is a revolutionary space observatory that will expand our understanding of the universe. After the film, Northrop Grumman engineers will answer students’ questions about the film and what it takes to work in a STEM career. 

 

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 24, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (9:30-10:30 Film; 10:30-11:00 Q&A)

 

WHERE: Challenger Middle School Auditorium, 10810 Parkdale Avenue, 92126 (858/586-7001)

 

NOTABLE ATTENDEES: Chris McGlade, Vice President and leader of San Diego’s Northrop Grumman’s Autonomous Design Center of Excellence; San Diego Unified School District’s Michael Goodbody, of the district’s Strategic Partnerships and Programs department; Challenger Middle School students.

 

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Both Northrop Grumman’s Chris McGlade and San Diego Unified’s Michael Goodbody will be available for media questions immediately following the presentation.

 

CONTACTS: Daniel Hazard, Northrop Grumman Public Relations at 858/618-7557, 858/295-5263 or daniel.hazard@ngc.com; Shari Winet, SDUSD Communications Director, 619/725-5568, 619/381-7930 or swinet@sandi.net

 

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee Meeting—March 1, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/executivegovernance-subcommittee   

 

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

 

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Josefina Viorato

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Board Services Office

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San Diego, CA  92103

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

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Post Notice of Special Meeting: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Special Meeting: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Special Ad Hoc Committee—February 23, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information.

 

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

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Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

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San Diego, CA  92103

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

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Post Board Meeting Notice and Special Meeting Agendas, February 21, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Closed Session Meeting/Agenda—Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 3:45 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/meeting-information

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AHL3FD06A4EE             

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


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-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-Direct

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7 (619) 297-5624-Fax

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

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Post Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC) Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Proposition Z Charter School Facility Committee Meeting—Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2017-meetings-schedule  

·         Notice of Change of Date and Time: 2017 Charter School Facility Committee Meeting—Change from March 23, 2017 to March 2, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2017-meetings-schedule

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print notices 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-Direct

( (619) 725-5550-Office

7 (619) 297-5624-Fax

* 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, February 15, 2017

Media Advisory - San Diego Hospitality Industry Will Open its Doors to Host 400 High School Students at the 19th Annual Hospitality Conference & Career Fair

Sending on behalf of Junior Achievement

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Feb. 15, 2017: San Diego Hospitality Industry Will Open its Doors to Host 400 High School Students at the 19th Annual Hospitality Conference & Career Fair 

 

****MEDIA ADVISORY****

San Diego Hospitality Industry Will Open its Doors to Host 400 High School Students at the 19th Annual Hospitality Conference & Career Fair 

Collaboration allows students to interact with industry leaders and the opportunity to explore various careers paths in this growing sector

 

SAN DIEGO —  San Diego’s hospitality industry will open its doors to host 400 high school students for the 19th Annual Hospitality Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 16. The conference will be held at Golden Hall, located at 202 C Street, San Diego from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (PST)

 

The event is designed to prepare and inspire students, who are currently enrolled in hospitality and culinary programs, for future career success in one of San Diego’s fastest growing sectors.  During the day, students will explore various careers paths, interact with top industry professionals and fill out applications to secure summer job opportunities. Employment in the hospitality and tourism sector is projected to create 210,000 new jobs in California by 2017, according to Economic & Workforce Development, California Community Colleges.

 

The conference is sponsored and organized by San Diego County Chapter - California Restaurant Association , SDG&E, San Diego Unified School District, and San Diego Hotel- Motel Association with the support of L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality at San Diego State University.

WHAT: High School Hospitality Conference and Career Fair

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017

TIME:  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.                      

WHERE: Golden Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA

 

WHO:                        

Matthew Caponi, President, San Diego Chapter- California Restaurant Association

Luis Barrios, General Manager, Hilton San Diego Airport at Harbor Island

Al Love, Director of College, Career & Technical Education, San Diego Unified

Emily Rodriquez, Future Restaurant Owner & Mesa College Student   

Claudia Sandova, Guest Speaker and Celebrity Chef

Kristi Zimsky, Junior Achievement of San Diego

 

Students & Special Guest Speaker

Students from ALBA, Hilltop, Hoover, Garfield, Granite Hills, e3 Civic, IDEA Center, Madison, Mira Mesa, Morse, Mount Miguel, San Diego, San Diego Center for Children and San Diego Job Corp will participate in the one- day job shadow initiative.   The event will kick-off with inspirational guest speaker, Claudia Sandoval, the winner of reality TV cooking competition MasterChef.   Then students will break into groups for a “behind-the-scenes” tour at the following hotels, restaurants and local hot spots:

           

Participating Hotels, Restaurants, & Tourism Hot Spots 

Coronado Island Marriott, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, Grand Hyatt, Hilton Harbor Island, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp, Hotel Del Coronado, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Il Fornaio, Lou & Mickey’s, Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, Marriott Marquis San Diego, Miguel’s Cocina, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Cheesecake Factory, The Fish Market, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, USS Midway and Water Grill.

 

Career Fair

Students will also visit the Career Fair to interview and fill out job applications for summer employment with some of San Diego’s top hospitality and tourism companies.  The students will have a chance to visit with local universities and colleges to learn more about educational paths in the dynamic and fast-growing industry.  Junior Achievement (JA), a nonprofit that teaches students how to get a job, start a business and manage their money, will also be a part of the Career Fair. The JA team will bring the JA Career Success curriculum to help students learn valuable skills to find their dream job, including resume and cover letter tips and perfecting their interviewing techniques.

 

KEY QUOTES:

 

“The Conference opens student minds to a future in the hospitality industry.  They learn they can be general managers, executive chefs but also lawyers, architects, engineers and marketing professionals.” -  Luis Barrios, General Manager, Hilton San Diego Airport at Harbor Island

 

“Building an innovative and diverse workforce is a priority at SDG&E.  As a lead sponsor, we are committed to empowering students to be college and career ready. ” - Scott Crider, Vice President, Customer Services, San Diego Gas & Electric

 

“We are so grateful to all of the wonderful corporations and business partners who will open their doors to our students and share their career success stories and experiences.   These students are the next generation of hospitality’s leaders and it’s important to invest in them now.” - Matthew Caponi, President, San Diego Chapter, California Restaurant Association

 

“Students walk away feeling inspired.  They start talking about their passions, goals and future steps they are going to take to ensure they become tomorrow’s leaders in this growing and important sector in the San Diego economy.” - Al Love, Director of College, Career & Technical Education, San Diego Unified 

 

“The conference really opened my eyes to the various career opportunities in the hospitality industry.  I learned what it takes to be an executive chef of a fine dining bistro to an event manager of a giant cruise ship.  It inspired me to work hard and save money to open my own restaurant in San Diego someday.”

- Emily Rodriguez, Future Restaurant Owner & Mesa College Student  

 

“We hope the high schools students will learn about the transformational career paths that exist in the hospitality industry.  The industry is terribly misunderstood and perceived as low wage only.  In fact, our students earn good wages while in school and when they graduate.” -  Carl Winston, Director at L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality, San Diego State University.

 

STATS:

•           Employment in the hospitality and tourism sector is projected to create 210,000 new jobs in California by 2017, according to Economic & Workforce Development, California Community Colleges.

•           The total revenue generated by hospitality and tourism businesses in 2012 exceeded $95 billion, according to Economic & Workforce Development, California Community Colleges.

•           The visitor and hospitality sector employs over 180,000 San Diegans, this represents 13% of the jobs in the county, according to San Diego Tourism Authority. 

•           Providing young people with real-world learning experiences can be key to improving U.S. high school graduation rates. Currently, 1 in 5 students do not graduate with their class on time. In San Diego, 18% percent of students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma this this year, according to the latest data released by U.S. Department of Education.

 

                       

CONTACT: Kristi Zimsky, PR Manager, Junior Achievement, kzimsky@jasandiego.org, 619-682-5155           

 

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Test, please ignore.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Statement from President Barrera

SENT ON BEHALF OF BOARD PRESIDENT RICHARD BARRERA

 

MEDIA ADVISORY:

February 13, 2017

 

Those of us who believe in public education have an obligation to be open and honest about the progress our schools are making. In that spirit, I co-sponsored a resolution inviting the new Secretary of Education to visit San Diego Unified. The intention was to help her learn all the things that public schools are doing well. We also believed – and still believe – that her narrow ideologically driven view of our schools does not stand up to the facts. So, my intention was to challenge her views openly and in a public setting. 

Given the polarizing nature of the DeVos nomination and confirmation vote, however, it is clear this would be the wrong time to engage the Secretary in dialogue. Now is the time for those of us who believe in public education to stand together and confront the threat clearly posed by the DeVos ideology.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my co-sponsorship for this resolution, which effectively kills the measure. I apologize to all of those we excluded from the conversation by moving forward so quickly. Our intention was not to exclude anyone from the process, and so I hope we can now all move forward together to create a genuine conversation about the future of our schools with the public we serve.

 

Richard Barrera

Board President

 

 

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Statement from President Barrera

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Statement from Board President Barrera, February 13, 2017

 

Those of us who believe in public education have an obligation to be open and honest about the progress our schools are making. In that spirit, I co-sponsored a resolution inviting the new Secretary of Education to visit San Diego Unified. The intention was to help her learn all the things that public schools are doing well. We also believed – and still believe – that her narrow ideologically driven view of our schools does not stand up to the facts. So, my intention was to challenge her views openly and in a public setting. 

Given the polarizing nature of the DeVos nomination and confirmation vote, however, it is clear this would be the wrong time to engage the Secretary in dialogue. Now is the time for those of us who believe in public education to stand together and confront the threat clearly posed by the DeVos ideology.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my co-sponsorship for this resolution, which effectively kills the measure. I apologize to all of those we excluded from the conversation by moving forward so quickly. Our intention was not to exclude anyone from the process, and so I hope we can now all move forward together to create a genuine conversation about the future of our schools with the public we serve.

 

Richard Barrera

Board President

 

 

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Statement from Board President

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Statement from Board President - February 13, 2017

 

Those of us who believe in public education have an obligation to be open and honest about the progress our schools are making. In that spirit, I co-sponsored a resolution inviting the new Secretary of Education to visit San Diego Unified. The intention was to help her learn all the things that public schools are doing well. We also believed – and still believe – that her narrow ideologically driven view of our schools does not stand up to the facts. So, my intention was to challenge her views openly and in a public setting. 

Given the polarizing nature of the DeVos nomination and confirmation vote, however, it is clear this would be the wrong time to engage the Secretary in dialogue. Now is the time for those of us who believe in public education to stand together and confront the threat clearly posed by the DeVos ideology.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my co-sponsorship for this resolution, which effectively kills the measure. I apologize to all of those we excluded from the conversation by moving forward so quickly. Our intention was not to exclude anyone from the process, and so I hope we can now all move forward together to create a genuine conversation about the future of our schools with the public we serve.

 

Richard Barrera

Board President

 

 

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Statement from Board President

MEDIA ADVISORY:

 

Those of us who believe in public education have an obligation to be open and honest about the progress our schools are making. In that spirit, I co-sponsored a resolution inviting the new Secretary of Education to visit San Diego Unified. The intention was to help her learn all the things that public schools are doing well. We also believed – and still believe – that her narrow ideologically driven view of our schools does not stand up to the facts. So, my intention was to challenge her views openly and in a public setting. 

Given the polarizing nature of the DeVos nomination and confirmation vote, however, it is clear this would be the wrong time to engage the Secretary in dialogue. Now is the time for those of us who believe in public education to stand together and confront the threat clearly posed by the DeVos ideology.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my co-sponsorship for this resolution, which effectively kills the measure. I apologize to all of those we excluded from the conversation by moving forward so quickly. Our intention was not to exclude anyone from the process, and so I hope we can now all move forward together to create a genuine conversation about the future of our schools with the public we serve.

 

Richard Barrera

Board President

 

 

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

board@sandi.net

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Post Board Meeting Notice and Regular Meeting Agendas, February 14, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice to Change to Regular Meeting—Tuesday, February 14, 2017; Trustee McQuary will participate in closed session via teleconference call.
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information
: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information   

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information  

·         Regular Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AC3S5D70BEF6           

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


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information    

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-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

 

 

 

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