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Facilities & Maintenance

Facilities, Maintenance & Operations  

The South Bay Union School District recognizes the impact facilities have on the academic success of students, and working conditions for all staff members. In an effort to provide settings that optimize learning, the District continues to pursue innovative approaches and funding strategies for school construction and modernization. Guiding the District's decision-making process related to facilities includes an up-to-date, comprehensive facilities master plan, as well as a study of enrollment trends, asset management strategies, and sound budget planning. The District follows a preventative maintenance schedule that ensures ongoing, quality maintenance of all facilities and budgeting process. 

Facilities Planning, Energy Management & Safety

  • Grants
  • Energy and Safety Projects
  • Modernization Projects
  • New construction
  • Remodeling Projects
  • RFP and Bids

Interested contractors wishing to participate, or are interested in performing public works construction projects, can register their firm for inclusion on a list of bidders. Please visit our PURCHASING DEPT (or click on our Central Services tab, Purchasing) to get started. 

Contact our Facility Staff: 

Don Visnick 
Director of Facilities Planning, Energy Management & Safety   
EMAIL Don Visnick   Phone: 619-628-3590

Francisco Franco
Facilities Project Specialist 
EMAIL Francisco Franco      Phone: 619-628-3593

Maintenance & Operations

Our Maintenance and Operations Department is responsible for repairs and maintenance of our school and department sites, as well as grounds. The Maintenance & Operations Department utilizes a formalized work order system to ensure tasks are organized, assigned to a particular technician and completed in a timely manner.   Our technicians are highly skilled and are specialized in various disciplines such as plumbing, HVAC, lighting, carpentry, electronics, doors and locks, as well as other areas.  Maintenance is also responsible for repairs to school property that may have been vandalized. 

For TRANSPORTATION information, please visit our Transportation web page.

Our goal is to maintain safe, quality facilities for our students and staff.

  • AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) Indoor Air Quality
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Routine Repairs and Maintenance
  • Safety and Cleanliness
  • Storm Water Management 

Contact our Maintenance & Operations Staff: 


Laura Ortiz 
Interim Director of Maintenance, Operations & Transportation
EMAIL Laura Ortiz     Phone: 619-628-3591 (Secretary)

Open Position
Maintenance & Custodial Supervisor
EMAIL Laura Ortiz           Phone: 619-628-3592

Richard Shockey
Lead Landscaper & Grounds Specialist
EMAIL Richard Shockey   

Rosa Guerrero
Administrative Secretary

Email will go to: Rosa Guerrero
EMAIL our Secretary      Phone: 619-628-3591


Office Hours are 6:30am to 3:30pm 
Monday through Friday

Location: 2000 Leon Ave, San Diego, CA 92154