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Val Verde USD Using Solar Power

5 days ago

Val Verde Unified School District has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with SolarCity for an estimated 6.8 megawatts (MW) of solar power.  Solar systems have been installed on canopies above parking lots and play areas at 20 school sites with energy savings estimated at $26,208,249 over a 20-year period.  Two community meetings were held on May 18, 2016 and May 19, 2016 to allow the community to provide input on the appearance of the structures. 

Facilities, Contracts & Purchasing Services

10 months ago


Contracts & Purchasing is committed to supporting the mission, values, and vision of the District by:

  • Providing outstanding service to our customers (students/staff) with expert purchasing knowledge for specific commodities, latest product development and trends
  • Serving as an informational base in the development of standards to provide our customers with the highest quality products at the least cost, with long life cycles, and considering public safety
  • Overseeing and executing Contracts & Purchase Orders for specified goods and services to eliminate purchase duplication and consolidation of required products/services to take advantage of quantity discounts in materials and freight
  • Ensuring compliance with state procurement laws by monitoring procurement practices, vendors, and contracts
  • Performing procurement functions with the most ethical practices to ensure integrity of District
  • Maintaining centralized contracting and inventory records for internal control to aid in warranty information, audit control, total cost of life cycles, and contractual obligations
  • Promoting Vendor/District relationships to ensure Win-Win for all
  • Supporting each other in a cooperative environment ensuring respect, trust and collaboration


The mission for Facilities is to secure funding, design and build new schools, and modernize existing facilities in a timely manner according to all legal and compliance standards while accommodating the district’s student enrollment. Facilities areas of responsibility include:

  • Development/implementation of Facilities Master Plan
  • Land acquisition and site selection
  • Facilities construction and modernization
  • Administration of the construction of new schools and modernization of existing schools
  • Administration of professional services associated with all school construction
  • Collection and dispensation of developer fees
  • Monitoring new housing developments within the district
  • Facility Use