The Operations Division (Organizational Chart) of San Diego Unified Shool District is led by Drew Rowlands, Chief Operations Officer (COO) 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 Greg Ottinger, Chief Business Office as shown in the District organizational chart and is composed of the following departments:

  • Food and Nutrition Services provides healthy and nutritional meals for students.

  • Physical Plant Operations manages maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment.  This department includes custodial, landscape and facilities planning.

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

  • Safety, Utilities, and Recycling staff ensures a safe environment for teaching & learning, manages district utilities conservation programs, and waste disposal, resource conservation & waste diversion programs.

  • Strategic Sourcing and Contracts 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 (Formerly Auxiliary Services)
4860 Ruffner Street
San Diego, CA 92111

858-627-7218 – Phone
858-279-3582 – Fax
W. Drew Rowlands
Chief Operations Officer

Maria Fambro
Confidential Admin. Asst. II