Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Media Advisory: San Diego Unified School District Breaks Ground on Transformative Central-Wilson Rebuild

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District
June 28, 2017

Contact: Samer Naji, 619-548-3388

San Diego Unified School District Breaks Ground on Transformative Central-Wilson Rebuild

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District leaders will join school administrators and students at a press conference and groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the reconstruction of Wilson Middle School and Central Elementary School on the existing Wilson campus. Both schools will get completely new campuses. (Central will move to the Wilson site.)

WHEN: Thursday, June 29 from 10:30 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave., San Diego, CA 92105
Parking is available, first come first serve, along the delivery service ramp located off Orange Avenue, between the cafeteria and joint use field. Parking is also available along Orange Avenue (map is attached).

VISUALS: Ceremonial groundbreaking, construction equipment, district/city leaders speaking, students at press conference.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education President Richard Barrera, Central Elementary Principal Elizabeth Castillo-Duvall, Wilson Middle School Principal David Downey (Spanish interviews available.)

The following constructions phases will occur on the existing Wilson Middle School campus.
Phase 1 : Demolition of multipurpose courts, handball courts, physical education building and portable classrooms building currently housing Arroyo Paseo Charter School. Grading and over-excavation for future buildings that will be located along 37th street. Two relocatable, temporary physical education buildings housing boys' and girls' lockers, one relocatable restroom building, and new temporary multipurpose asphalt courts will be built along the south side of the existing joint-use field.             
Phase 1A: Construction of four new buildings along 37th Street.
Phase 1B: Construction of three new buildings along the existing joint-use field.
Phase 1C: Construction of a new joint-use field located south of the parking structure to Orange Avenue
Phase 2: Demolition of existing Wilson Middle School and construction of the new Central Elementary School.

BACKGROUND: This $100 million project is 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, 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 throughout San Diego Unified. 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.

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Best regards,

Samer Naji
Facilities Communication Liaison
San Diego Unified School District
O: (619) 725-7747
C: (619) 548-3388