• Green Elementary School breaks ground on new track

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 6/18/2014 7:10:00 AM
    Green ES Groundbreaking Board of Education President Kevin Beiser joined Green Elementary School students, parents, community members and staff to break ground on a new all-weather track for the school's academic-athletics program.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 6 to mark the start of construction on the long-awaited track that will allow all students to participate in the athletic program more fully.
    Lee Dulgeroff,  Daniel Nagel  and students
     
    Guest speakers at the ceremony were Kevin Tran, first-grader, top runner; Evan Rodriguez, top fifth-grade runner; President Beiser, Lee Dulgeroff, Facilities Planning & Construction executive director; Daniel Nagel, parent, Green ES Track Committee co-chair; Mat Krotrinsky, parent, Green ES Foundation president; and Peg Dermody, parent, Green ES Track Committee co-chair. 
     
    This project includes the installation of an all-weather, four-lane running track around the school’s current turf field an the concrete pads for future exercise stations. This nearly $300,000 project is funded by the school district’s Proposition Z, the general obligation bond measure approved by voters in 2012. Construction is scheduled to take place this summer and is expected to be complete by August.
     
    Myron B. Green Elementary is an academic and athletic magnet school in the San Carlos community of San Diego. It offers offer regular, vigorous exercise in addition to rigorous academics to create a sound mind and sound body. 
     
    For more details on the project, click Green Elementary School, and scroll down to "Project Schedules." For information on Propositions S and Z, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604. Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter@sandi.net or 619-546-3378. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Emerson-Bandini's holds last walk-a-thon on DG

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 6/11/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Emerson-Bandini walkathon Emerson-Bandini Elementary School's annual walk-a-thon was recently held on a decomposed granite (DG) playfield at the Emerson campus, but it will be the last time. Preceding the May 30 walk-a-thon, all the Emerson-Bandini students joined their principal, Mirna Estrada; at a groundbreaking ceremony that marked the beginning of construction for the school's new multi-sport, synthetic turf field that will replace the DG. Special guests participating in the ceremony were Richard Barrera, Board of Education trustee; Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of Facilities Planning & Construction; and Ruben Castaneda, sixth-grader and Student Council president.
     
    Castaneda introduced and recognized his fellow Student Council members; and told all in attendance how important this new field is to the students. Earlier in the school year, he and his fellow council members conducted a petition drive to collect signatures from students and staff student in hopes that they could get will their synthetic turf field installed this year because they were so passionate about the need for the field. 

    Emerson-Bandini groundbreaking The project includes the replacement of the DG playfield with approximately 31,000 square feet of synthetic turf to create a multi-sport field. It also includes a jog/run path around new field. This more than $406,000 project is funded by San Diego Unified School District’s Proposition Z, the general obligation bond measure approved by voters in 2012. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-June with completion anticipated by at the end of August 2014. When completed, the project will benefit the students and community for many years to come.  
     
    For more details on the project, click Emerson-Bandini ES (Emerson campus) , and scroll down to "Project Schedules." For information on Propositions S and Z, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604. Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter@sandi.net or 619-546-3378.  
     
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  • Construction begins on Clairemont High's Academy of Business & Technology

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 6/5/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Groundbreaking for Clairemont HS Academy of Business & Technology Board Trustee John Lee Evans and Principal Jennifer Roberson joined Elizabeth Rush, English and Academy of Business Technology (AOBT) teacher, and AOBT students in breaking ground on the school's new AOBT facility at the northeast corner of the campus. 
     
    The Academy of Business & Technology (AOBT) is a College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) project funded by a California Proposition 1D grant and Proposition S. The project involves constructing a new 10,000 square feet building that is designed with a central space that will be a mock investment house and trading floor. This space will contain a presentation board and terminals on which students can access up-to-date financial data. This building will house a finance-centered program of studies in which students will learn about stocks and bonds and how they are traded, giving students the experience of working in the simulated environment of an investment house or trading floor. The new building will contain the following spaces:
    • One large trading classroom
    • One computer classroom
    • Three general purpose classrooms
    • One media technology classroom
    • Soundproof media lab with a control room
    • Three multimedia editing bays and one soundproof studio editing bay
    • Server room with a dedicated 24-hour climate control system
    • Staff planning room

    For more details on the project, click Clairemont High School and scroll down to "Project Schedules."  Visit www.sandi.net/CCTE or call 858-503-1758 for more details on CCTE and its programs. 

    For further information on Propositions S and Z, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604. Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter@sandi.net or 619-546-3378.
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  • Air Conditioning for Our Schools

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 5/16/2014 4:15:00 PM
    air conditioning  The installation of classroom air conditioning is managed by the district’s Facilities Planning & Construction (FPC) division through an accelerated delivery method. The work is part of the Board of Education’s 2013 decision to bring relief to students in the district’s 2,000 hottest classrooms, nurse’s offices, and other critical student spaces.
    The process includes architectural/engineering assessments, planning work with site administrators, design development, contracting, Division of the State Architect (DSA) plan approvals, scheduling, and construction. Electrical service will be upgraded where needed. The goal is to accomplish the work during evenings, weekends, and school breaks.

    Background
    Several measures have been taken to accelerate the installation of single-classroom air conditioning systems for permanent classrooms and window air conditioning units for active bungalows. Five architectural teams assessed and designed air conditioning and electrical upgrades at 2,000 classrooms with the greatest need in district’s traditional and charter schools. The schools are listed below. A fast-track review process starting in October 2013 delivered approvals on more than half of the design plans through April 2014 as the result of full coordination between FPC and the DSA. Immediately after the air conditioning construction contracts were awarded by the Board of Education, five construction teams started working after school hours, during holidays and vacations. Air conditioning at 11 schools is being completed as part of their whole site modernization projects.

    Construction Progress
    Air conditioning installations have been completed in 85 classrooms at three schools. Construction is currently underway in 928 classrooms. This momentum will increase over the summer, which affords longer working hours with classes out of session. There are 29 schools that are projected to be completed by fall 2014. The remaining schools will be completed prior to fall 2015.
     
     

    School

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    ANGIER ES

    2

    AUDUBON ES

    3

    BELL MS *

    4

    BENCHLEY/WEINBERGER ES

    5

    BETHUNE ES

    6

    BOONE ES

    7

    CARVER ES

    8

    CHOLLAS *

    9

    CLARK *

    10

    CLAY ES

    11

    CRAWFORD COMPLEX HS

    12

    CURIE ES

    13

    DARNALL CHARTER

    14

    DE PORTOLA MS

    15

    DINGEMAN ES

    16

    DOYLE ES

    17

    ENCANTO *

    18

    EUCLID

    19

    FOSTER ES

    20

    FRANKLIN ES

    21

    FREESE ES

    22

    FULTON ES

    23

    GAGE ES

    24

    GOMPERS CHARTER *

    25

    GREEN ES

    26

    H. TUBMAN VILLAGE CHARTER

    27

    HAGE ES

    28

    HAMILTON *

    29

    HANCOCK ES

    30

    HARDY ES

    31

    HEARST ES

    32

    Henry HS *

    33

    HICKMAN ES

    34

    HOLLY DRIVE CHARTER @ WEBSTER

    35

    HOLMES ES

    36

    HOOVER HS

    37

    HORTON ES

    38

    IFTIN ES CHARTER

    39

    JOHNSON ES

    40

    KEILLER CHARTER

    41

    KNOX *

    42

    KUMEYAAY ES

    43

    LANGUAGE ACADEMY

    44

    LEE ES

    45

    LEWIS MS

    46

    LONGFELLOW *

    47

    MAGNOLIA CHARTER

    48

    MANN COMPLEX MS

    49

    MARSHALL ES

    50

    MARVIN ES

    51

    MASON ES

    52

    MILLENIAL TECH

    53

    MILLER ES

    54

    MIRA MESA HS

    55

    MIRAMAR RANCH ES

    56

    MORSE HS

    57

    NYE ES

    58

    OAK PARK ES

    59

    O'FARRELL CHARTER *

    60

    PACIFIC AMERICAN CHARTER @ CARVER

    61

    PARADISE HILLS ES

    62

    PENN ES

    63

    PERRY ES

    64

    PERSHING *

    65

    ROLANDO PARK ES

    66

    ROSA PARKS ES

    67

    SANDBURG ES

    68

    SCPA

    69

    SCRIPPS RANCH HS

    70

    SERRA HS

    71

    SPRECKELS ES

    72

    TIERRASANTA ES

    73

    VALENCIA PARK ES

    74

    VISTA GRANDE ES

    75

    WEBSTER ES

    76

    ZAMORANO ES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    * The air conditioning installation for these schools are included in the whole site modernization projects. The air conditioning installation work will be completed concurrently with the other projects listed in the table.

     
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  • Engineering students visit Hoover HS construction project

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 5/8/2014 6:40:00 AM
    SABE students Students in the Sustainable Academy of Building and Engineering (SABE) at Hoover High School toured the new Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) in mid-April to get a first-hand look at what an active construction site is like. They also talked to the project team members for the district and the general contractor about their roles and responsibilities. SABE focuses on sustainable building techniques and career opportunities in the energy and construction fields
     
    AOIT is a College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) project funded by a California Proposition 1D grant and Proposition S. The project involves remodeling the existing 5,400-square-foot second floor area of Building 700 into an integrated media communications technology facility that will enable students to work in an environment and with equipment that they would encounter working in the industry. The existing space was stripped and reconstructed to include:
    • Soundproof systems lab with a control room
    • Three multimedia editing bays and one soundproof studio editing bay
    • Server room with a dedicated 24-hour climate control system
    • Two classrooms with a total of 68 student workstations
    • Two instructors’ office
    • Meeting room
    • Two storage rooms

    For more details on the project, click Hoover High School, and scroll down to "Project Schedules." For more details on CCTE and its programs, visit www.sandi.net/CCTE or call 858-503-1758. For further information on Propositions S and Z, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604. Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter@sandi.net or 619-546-3378.

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  • District and City celebrate opening of joint-use field

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 4/30/2014 8:20:00 AM
    Roosevelt MS ribbon-cutting ceremony Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined City Council President Todd Gloria, Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera and Principal Arturo Cabello, students, parents, school staff and community members at the official dedicate ceremony for the joint-use multipurpose field at Roosevelt Middle School. Located on the western part of the school campus, the joint-use facility will be used by the students during school hours and the public during non-school hours.
     
    The field project features a 1.7 acre natural turf multipurpose field, .3 acre perimeter walkway, .2 acre non-turf area, a designated disabled parking space on Upas St. and an accessible pathway to the school. The cost of this project was nearly $1.2 million, which was funded by school district’s Proposition S ($600,000) and the city’s Development Impact Fee funds ($590,000). Project partners were Rick Engineering (design) and Palm Engineering and Construction (construction).

    Established in 1948, and updated in 2002, the city and the school district have a long-standing agreement to maximize shared use of schools and/or park land to mutually benefit the city and the school district. 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.
     
    For more information, please contact one of the individuals listed below. 
    • San Diego Unified School District: Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, Communications Department, 619-546-3378 (mobile), creed-porter@sandi.net
    • City of San Diego: Mario R. Llanos, acting district manager, Balboa Park Operations, 619-235- 1124, MLlanos@sandiego.gov; or Barry Kelleher, park designer/project manager, Public Works Department, 619-533-5219, BKelleher@sandiego.gov.

     
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  • Henry High breaks breaks ground on performing arts center and CCTE facility

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 4/9/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Henry HS groundbreaking ceremony Board President Kevin Beiser joined former board member Katherine Nakamura, Principal Listy Gilllingham and former principal, Pat Crowder, at the March 26 groundbreaking ceremony for Patrick Henry High Former principal Pat Crowder, right, and current principal Listy Gillingham  School's new performing arts center, a new College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Production Studios Program facility and a site modernization project.
     
    This project includes the construction of a 500-seat performing arts center (approx.16,000 square feet); and a CCTE Production Studios Program facility (approx. 8,100 square feet), which wraps around half of the theater. The project also includes an enclosed lobby area, ticket booth, student store and parking lot expansion.
     
    The theater can fully support musical and theatrical events. Some of the features are a 45-foot-high flight loft, a 20- foot-high proscenium and an orchestra pit. The theater will provide students direct access to professional performances through proposed joint use agreements with local private theater and orchestra groups.

     

    The CCTE Production Studios Program will provide education in two career pathways within the arts, media and entertainment industry sector: media and design arts, as well as production and managerial arts. The facility will include specialized workshop spaces in areas of fabrication design, audio visual, lighting, model and mixed media. This new facility will be located in the same building as the theater.
     
    The Site Modernization Project at Henry High will provide campus-wide improvements, and upgrades to several buildings including the gym building. The improvements include new campus-wide air conditioning, intercom system, electrical upgrades, security lighting, a new fire alarm system, Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades, and a new parking lot.
     
    The performing arts center and the CCTE facility are funded by Propositions S and Z. The district will receive matching funds from the state’s Prop. 1D for the CCTE facility. Construction of the performing arts center/production studios is expected to be completed by fall of 2015, followed by the school site modernization by spring of 2016.
     
    For more details on the project, click Henry High School and scroll down to "Project Schedules." For more details on CCTE and its programs, visit www.sandi.net/CCTE or call 858-503-1758. For further information on Propositions S and Z, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604. Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter@sandi.net or 619-546-3378.
     
     
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  • Kearny High breaks ground on new stadium and baseball field

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 3/27/2014 9:15:00 AM

    Kearny HS groundbreaking San Diego Unified School District’s Kearny High School is beginning a major renovation project on its stadium, track and baseball field. Despite the rain, students, parents, alumni, community members and staff celebrated the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 27.

    The school's Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard presented the colors. The cadets--Savannah Edwards, Naydi Hernandez, Brett Meyer and Martha Valles--were led by Col. (Ret.) Tim Swann. Petra-Eyad Haddadin, Kearny High sophomore, sang the National Anthem.  Principals Cheryl Hibbeln and Ana Diaz-Booz emceed the program that included student speakers Ali Ghoulam, Kearny HS senior and Associated Student Body president; David Moa, senior, football [layer and varsity boys basketball team captain; Katie Truong, senior in the Kearny Construction Program. The school's cheerleaders and alumni from various years were on hand to lend their support to the event.
     
    This nearly $13 million project is funded by San Diego Unified School District’s Propositions S and Z, the general obligation bond measures approved by voters in 2008 and 2012, respectively. The project includes swapping the locations of the football stadium and the baseball field to allow for proper orientation of the stadium, as well as expansion of stadium facilities. In addition to rebuilding the football stadium (where the baseball field was), the district will also construct a new baseball field (where the stadium was), install a new synthetic turf field and all-weather track; as well as, improve the grading, drainage and irrigation systems. This project also involves making improvements that are needed in order to comply with the American’s with Disabilities Act.
     
    Construction is scheduled to be complete during spring 2015. For more details on the project, click Kearny High School and scroll down to "Project Schedules." For information on Propositions S and Z, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604. Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter@sandi.net or 619-546-3378.
     
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  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School gets a facelift

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 3/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

    Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Jefferson ES Students, parents and district leaders joined Principal Francisco Morga at the dedication ceremony celebrating the renovations to the front of Jefferson Elementary School. 

    The school's frontage project provided enhancements to site security and the entrance to the campus.The improvements included a new structure covering the entry, which is constructed of steel tubes with a translucent panel system. New three-dimensional letters for the school site name made of stainless steel were installed atop the radial beam with back lighting at the new entrance. Approximately 1,750 square feet of new concrete that was installed to create an accessible entrance.
     

    In addition, 225 linear feet of new galvanized ornamental fence was installed with 26 black anodized aluminum silhouettes "moving" in the direction of the new entryway. Four new double gates and one single gate were also installed. The district added 2,000 square feet of new sod, drought-tolerant plants and new palm trees at the entrance as well.

    For photos and more details on the project, click here.  For more information on the Propositions S & Z program, visit www.sandi.net/Facilities, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net, or call 619-858-637-3607.
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  • SDHS students visit Salk ES construction site

    Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 3/5/2014 11:45:00 AM

    Tour of Salk ES construction site San Diego High School students interested in engineering and construction got a first-hand look at the early stages of construction during a Feb. 10 tour of the new Jonas Salk Elementary School.  Among those participating in the tour, there was Katharine Carl, engineering teacher at San Diego High's School of Science & Technology; and two of her ninth-grade students--Jasmine Padilla and Suzie San Filippo.
     
    Bob Thompson, vice president of Soltek Pacific lead the tour.  He and other industry professionals gave the young women an idea of what construction teams do on a day-to-day basis.  The students participate in the S.P.A.C.E. (Supporting Pathways to Architecture, Construction and Engineering) program, which is sponsored by Women’s Construction Coalition (WCC) . Through the S.P.A.C.E program, WCC encourages young women and men to choose careers in architecture, construction and engineering.
     
    Construction began on the new Jonas Salk Elementary School at 8725 Flanders Drive (Mira Mesa) in August.  The school will open in fall 2015. The construction of the new multistory elementary school will include classroom space for up to 700 students (kindergarten through fifth-grade), as well as classroom space for children with special needs, administrative offices, a multi-use auditorium and library. Every classroom, office and educational space will have state-of-the-art technology.
     
    The project also includes a full-service kitchen, on-site parking, hard scape playground, and a solar panel array to reduce power consumption from the San Diego Gas & Electric grid. In addition, a joint-use grass area will be constructed on site by the City of San Diego.  The intersection at Parkdale Avenue and Flanders Drive will be widen as well.
     
    To learn more about the S.P.A.C.E. program visit www.wccsd.org/space. For more details on the new Salk Elementary School construction project, please click here or e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 858-637-3604.  Media inquiries should be directed  to Cynthia Reed-Porter at creed-porter@sandi.net or 858-637-3607.   
     
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