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Facilities Planning and Construction

Facilities team in the field

 

The mission of San Diego Unified School District’s Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) Department is to design and construct clean, safe, and environmentally friendly facilities that encourage successful teaching and learning.

Many studies point to better attendance, improved test scores, and reduced disciplinary problems as evidence that the physical environment of a school can make a difference in education. As one looks at the results of the research, findings link improved student achievement with building quality, newer or modernized buildings, improved lighting, thermal comfort, acoustics, and indoor air quality. Studies also show a relationship between safe, secure, and well-maintained schools and performance, attendance, and dropout rate. A physical environment can also symbolize certain qualities, values, and personal experiences. A school structure can symbolize hope, opportunity, or stability for students. Perhaps the greatest impact of safe, comfortable and inspiring schools is that they show students and teachers that they are respected and special individuals, and that education is a critical component of our society. It's important that students, teachers, parents and community members want to come to our schools.

Led by Lee Dulgeroff, Chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer, FPC manages the implementation of the bond program. The services within FPC are strategic planning, project management (including the design phase), construction management, business outreach, contracts compliance (post-award), labor compliance, program management and implementation of the district's Project Stabilization Agreement.