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Operations Division

The Operations Division of San Diego Unified School District is led by John Hensley, Senior Executive Director, and provides services essential to support the mission of educating our students. As a division, we strive to incorporate Core Values into our daily activities and support staff wellness efforts.  The Operations Division reports to Drew Rowlands, Deputy Superintendent, Operations and is composed of the following departments:

  • Food and Nutrition Services is committed to providing high quality, healthy, nutritional and tasty meals for our students.

  • Physical Plant Operations (PPO) manages maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment to ensure a safe, secure and welcoming environment for teaching and learning.  This department includes Maintenance Planning,  Maintenance Services, Custodial Services, Landscape Services, Environmental Health & SafetyEnergy/Utilities Management and PPO Support Services/Controls.

  • Police Services is a fully accredited police agency employing full-time sworn police officers, community service officers, and a full complement of support staff.

  • Strategic Sourcing and Contracts (SSC) manages contracting for construction, professional services, materials, commodities, supplies, equipment and services required to support schools and departments. Based upon these contracts, this department authorizes the acquisition of the required goods and services by release of purchase orders; thereby encumbering budgeted funds.

Contact information

Operations Division 
4860 Ruffner Street
San Diego, CA 92111

858-627-7171 – Phone
858-279-3582 – Fax

John Hensley

Senior Executive Director

Robin Clabaugh
Confidential Admin. Asst. I
[email protected]