July 06, 2001

Community Notes

San Ysidro Superintendent Search

Community Forum

The Governing Board of the San Ysidro School District is conducting a search for a new superintendent to replace retiring Superintendent Grace A. Kojima, Dr. Rudy M. Castruita, consultant for the Board, has been asked to seek input from parents and community members regarding the desirable characteristics the Board should consider in choosing a new superintendent.

We are hoping you will participate in a community forum to discuss the necessary qualifications for the next educational leader of the San Ysidro School District which will be held on:

Tuesday, July 10, 2001
5:30 p.m.
San Ysidro School District Office - Board Room
4350 Otay Mesa Road
San Ysidro, California

Búsqueda de Superintendente Para

San Ysidro

Foro de la Comunidad

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar de San Ysidro está conduciendo la búsqueda de un nuevo Superintendente, para reemplazar a Grace A. Kojima, Superintendente que está a punto de retirarse. Se ha encargado al Dr. Rudy M. Castruita, consultor de la Mesa Directiva, que pida opiniones de los padres de familia y de los miembros de la comunidad, en relación con las características que se desean, y que la Mesa Directiva deberá considerar, al escoger al nuevo Superintendente.

Esperamos que participará en un foro de la comunidad, para discutir las habilidades necesarias para el siguiente líder educativo del Distrito Escolar de San Ysidro, el cual se llevará a cabo el:

Martes, 10 de julio del 2001
5:30 p.m.
Oficinas del Districto de San Ysidro - Salón de Conferencias
4350 Otay Mesa Road
San Ysidro, California


Capital Improvement Program Public Art Request For Qualifications

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) seeks artists for its Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Public Projects As-Needed Artist Pool. The deadline for receipt of applications is August 31, 2001. Any artist residing in the Western States is eligible to apply for the pool, though no separate budget exists to support necessary travel expenses.

The Commission promotes artist involvement at the inception of City design and building projects. The Commission expects to initiate a large number of CIP projects with involvement by artists over the next two years. The design and construction of new fire stations, lifeguard stations, branch libraries and other City facilities will involve artists working alongside design professionals to create uniquely appropriate public art for San Diego's diverse communities, and integrating arts and culture into community life. Artists who work in any media are encouraged to apply.

The objective of the RFQ process is to identify artists who have been rigorously screened and are predetermined to meet the requirements for working on CIP projects. The process will be highly competitive and should result in a pool which will be used over the next two years to identify artists to interview for public art opportunities with budgets that range from several thousand dollars to $50,000. The pool will remain in place through December, 2003.

The Commission's goal, though the Public Art Program, are to position the artist as a necessary and equal participant in the development of the urban environment and to commission a broad range of qualified artists.

The mission of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture is to vitalize the community by integrating arts and culture into the community life., supporting the region's cultural assets, and showcasing San Diego as an international cultural destination.

For more information please contact Allison Wiese, Public Art Program Associate, City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, 1010 Second Avenue, Suite 555, MS 652, San Diego, CA 92101-4998, (619) 533-3714, e-mail: aow@sdcity.sannet.gov

Oscar Flores Memorial Funds Started

33-year-old Oscar Flores took his 7-year-old son to play basketball at Felicita Elementary School on Thursday evening, June 7th. While playing on the basketball court, Mr. Flores had a sudden heart attack and died in front of his son's eyes. Mr. Flores was an athlete and enjoyed playing basketball, soccer and many other sports. Mr. Flores left behind a wife, Virginia, and three children ages 12, 7 and 5; the oldest is a special-needs child. Mr. Flores had also worked at the Rancho Bern-ardo Inn for the past 14 years.

We are asking for donations to help his family with expenses incurred from this tragedy.

The funeral cost has been covered; however, this family is in need of financial support to help put this extremely traumatic event behind them. Anyone interested in helping with financial donation, please make a check payable to the Oscar Flores Memorial Fund. Mail to: San Diego County Credit Union, 1600 South Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025, F.B.O. (for benefit of) Oscar Flores Memorial Fund. Anyone interested in making additional donations of food, toys or other items, please contact Janet Serrano at (760) 738-8840 or Al Dave at (858) 715-2642 ext. 180. Thank You!

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