NEWS RELEASE: Captain Michael Marquez Named New San Diego School Police Chief

Posted: Wednesday, May 17th 2017

SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2017) - Captain Michael Marquez, a veteran San Diego School Police Captain, has been named the new San Diego School Police Chief.

Captain Marquez, who previously served as the Interim Chief for the San Diego Unified School Police Department, is a 27-year police force veteran. His career began in 1990, when he served with the National City Police Department as a patrol officer for more than 11 years.

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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School District Receives "Women in Business Champions of the Year" Award

Posted: Monday, May 8th 2017

SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) – The rate of women-owned business enterprises participating in San Diego Unified School District’s capital improvement projects reached new heights as a result of a multi-year effort by the district’s business outreach team to attract and contract with women-owned business enterprises (WBEs). For their work championing women in business, the San Diego Small Business Administration recognized Karen Linehan, manager, and Alma Banuelos, coordinator, from the district’s Facilities Planning and Construction Business Outreach unit. 

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NEWS RELEASE: Spanish Soccer Giant Teams Up with Local School District

Posted: Monday, May 8th 2017

SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) - FC Barcelona, through its FCBEscola Program, has partnered with the San Diego Unified School District to bring the first ever “FCBEscola” Soccer Academy to San Diego. Serving as FCBEscola’s headquarters on the West Coast, San Diego Unified will be the first school district in the United States to team up with the FCBEscola program, and the first to open a world class soccer academy in its hometown. 

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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified’s Board of Education to Consider Endorsing Proposed Senate Bill 30

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th 2017

SAN DIEGO (April 24, 2017) - On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the San Diego Unified School District’s board members will consider endorsing California State Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposed Senate Bill 30 which would prohibit the state from awarding or renewing a public contract with any person who provides goods or services to the Federal Government for construction of a wall, fence, or barrier along California’s Southern Border.

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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified’s Superintendent Heads to State Capitol

Posted: Thursday, April 20th 2017

SAN DIEGO (April 20, 2017) – San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten will travel to Sacramento this morning to meet with state leaders on education funding. California is currently ranked 46th in the nation on per pupil funding, and San Diego Unified is one of many districts across the state facing a spending shortfall for next year.

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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Achieves Highest Graduation Rate Among Large California Districts

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th 2017

SAN DIEGO – Today, the State of California released the official graduation rate data for the Class of 2016, and San Diego Unified ranked first among the top 5 largest districts – ahead of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach and Fresno. The state put the final graduation rate number for San Diego Unified at 91.2 percent – within a percentage point of the district’s own internal estimate or “on track” number released last spring. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Launches New Food Recovery Program; Donating 7,000 Pounds of Food for Community Hunger Relief Efforts

Posted: Friday, April 7th 2017

WHAT: Just in time for Earth Month, San Diego Unified is announcing the Love Food Not Waste San Diego Unified School District food recovery and rescue program. This pilot program offers an avenue for leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to hunger relief efforts. In the month of February 2017 the pilot program rescued more than 7,000 pounds of food, equating to more than 5,900 recovered meals.  (YTD:  25,500 recovered meals)

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