PACIFIC BEACH TOWN COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING

Wednesday, March 18th
6:30-8:30 pm
4033 Ingraham St.
This Wednesday’s PB Town Council meeting will have someone speaking on future plans for a YMCA in Pacific Beach. (More about joint venture below)

As always, you’ll have an opportunity to make public comments. You will also hear reports and may ask questions of city, county, state and federal official’s representatives.

Pacific Beach YMCA Background:
Since 2009, Pacific Beach Middle school and the YMCA have been working to turn a gravel multi-purpose yard at the school into an aquatics center. The plan is to have the district pay for the construction of a new athletics field and parking, and to have the YMCA pay for the construction and maintenance of a new aquatics and community center. After talks began on the Pacific Beach effort, officials with the district and YMCA found a common need, and the “Pools for Schools” program was born.

Read more by clicking on the links below:
SD Unified to build Pools for Schools (UT- December 2014)

San Diego Unified, YMCA Want To Put Swimming Pools At Schools (KPBS – December 2014)

YMCA summer camps


SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS WHILE YOU SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS!

The Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market is partnering with Pacific Beach schools to help our kids!

Farmers’ market operators SD Weekly Markets and Discover Pacific Beach will rebate 5% of every dollar spent at the market from Tuesday, October 25th through Tuesday, November 29th to the school of your choice!

  1. Shop at the market every Tuesday, from 2 pm to 6:30 pm, on Bayard Street from Garnet to Hornblend. More than 60 farmers and vendors offer locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, fish, eggs, cheese and coffee beans, fresh-baked bread, peanut butter and more.
  2. Tell farmers and vendors when you purchase that you need school tickets (one for each dollar spent).
  3. Bring those tickets to the Information Booth on Bayard Street near Garnet and deposit them in your favorite school’s jar. The market will donate funds to your school’s PTO.

Added incentives:
The school that has the largest total at the end November will receive an additional donation.

Promotions throughout the month will offer opportunities for classes to win insulated shopping bags, t-shirts and more.

Watch for fun and educational activities for kids.

More information:
Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market
Friends of PB Secondary Schools


Shop at New Farmers Market & Help Schools

A SavePB.org Communication
October 27, 2011

Dear SavePB Member,

SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS WHILE YOU SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS!

The Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market is partnering with Pacific Beach schools to help our kids!

Farmers’ market operators SD Weekly Markets and Discover Pacific Beach will rebate 5% of every dollar spent at the market from Tuesday, October 25th through Tuesday, November 29th to the school of your choice!

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Proposed School Closures

Do You Know the Proposed Closure/Relocation Plans for PB Schools?

  1. Close Bayview Terrace Elementary and Move Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA)to the Bayview Terrace site (across street from Mission Bay High School)
  2. Merge PB Middle School with Mission Bay High School to create a grade 6 -12 IB Academy at the Mission Bay High School site.  (Close the PB Middle School site.)

Important Meetings this week:

Tuesday, October 25, 5:00 pm, School Board meeting at 4100 Normal Street (in auditorium)

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm, PB Planning Group, at PB Library (4275 Cass St.)

Read this email for more information about the proposed school closures and consolidations, the upcoming meetings, and how you can take action.

Because of severe budget issues and a proposed drastic reduction in busing, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is considering the closure and/or consolidation of 10 to 14 schools in the district.

Here are a few of the concerns that have been raised over the proposals for PB schools:

1) CPJMA is a very successful program and moving it may undermine the program.

2) Moving CPJMA will leave southern PB without a neighborhood elementary school

3) Traffic congestion on Grand Avenue will be exacerbated by the addition of CPJMA and PBMS traffic to the already congested MBHS area.

4) Middle school students will be less likely to walk or bike to school if their campus is moved from its central location to the MBHS site.

5) Merger of high school and middle school will leave insufficient room for the high school enrollment necessary to sustain the high school IB curriculum

6) What will happen to closed sites?

7) PB schools are being targeted for 2 of the 10 closures. According to the Closure Committee’s own rankings, PBMS and CPJMA rank too high to be considered for closure or consolidation.

What You Can Do:

+ Read on to find out more about the issues and the pros and cons.

Click these links to see:

The MB Cluster Committee’s analysis of the SDUSD plan:

http://mbcluster2010.blogspot.com/

The SDUSD Plan:

Link to Plan

+ Email your comments to the Board of Education (see email addresses below)

+ Attend Tuesday, October 25, Board of Education meeting and voice your concerns

+ Attend Wednesday, October 26, PB Planning Group meeting and voice your concerns

+ Share this email with neighbors and friends

Email addresses for School Board Trustees Scott Barnett, John Lee Evans, Kevin Beiser, Richard Barrera and Shelia Jackson (elected by voters district-wide) and Phil Stover (Head of Closure Committee):
sbarnett@sandi.net; johnleeevans@sandi.net; kbeiser@sandi.net; rbarrera1@sandi.net; sjackson@sandi.net; pstover@sandi.net

The School Board plans to consider the proposal again on November 29 and take a final vote on December 13, 2011.

Below is  a forwarded email with more info and links you may want to know.

Respectfully,
Marcie, Suzanne, Scott, Monica and Marcella at
SavePB.org

________________________________

From: Debbie O’Toole [voiceforourkids@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:27 PM
Subject: Budget and School Closures

Parents,

There are two board meetings this Thursday, October 25th. The first meeting begins at 9:30 AM in Room 2226. Here is the agenda. They will discuss goals for student achievement. Then they will move to the auditorium for a budget discussion. Here is a year over year comparison. Sadly, it is difficult to read.

The closed session meeting begins at 2:00 PM. Here is the agenda.

Their regular meeting begins at 5:00 PM, in the Auditorium. Here<http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8FFVD88031FD> is the agenda. Ironically the Crown Point Jr. Music Academy is performing for the board. They are one of the schools the board will discuss closing next year. More on that in a minute. There will be a discussion on the process of a State takeover if the district becomes insolvent. There are currently no documents for this agenda item. Here is a link to this month’s financial report. Here is another financial report you may find interesting, including possible solutions for mid-year cuts (they are not too detailed). Here is a potential Transportation plan.

Now onto the school closures...here is the presentation. Page three lists the schools identified for the first round of closures and page five shows schools that could show up on a second round if they find it necessary. This is a difficult situation, as no one wants to see their school closed. Now is the time to speak up and voice your opinion. Expect the media and a big crowd at this meeting. Here is the speaker sign up form. Send in on Monday if you wish to speak. Parking can be difficult. You are allowed to park at the New Vision Christian Fellowship at 4358 Park Blvd, across from Birney Elementary. If you can’t make the meeting, you can watch here.


Proposed School Closures and Consolidations

Dear SavePB Member,

Do You Know the Proposed Closure/Relocation Plans for PB Schools?

  1. Close Bayview Terrace Elementary and Move Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA)to the Bayview Terrace site (across street from Mission Bay High School)
  2. Merge PB Middle School with Mission Bay High School to create a grade 6 -12 IB Academy at the Mission Bay High School site. (Close the PB Middle School site.)

Important Meetings this week:

Tuesday, October 25, 5:00 pm, School Board meeting at 4100 Normal Street (in auditorium)

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm, PB Planning Group, at PB Library (4275 Cass St.)

Read this email for more information about the proposed school closures and consolidations, the upcoming meetings, and how you can take action.

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