The Government Relations Department serves as the primary liaison for the district with federal, state and local government officials and agencies. The Department maintains an active office in Sacramento to manage, review and advance San Diego Unified's fiscal and policy priorities pertaining to all state legislation and funding proposals affecting P-12 education. The Department also monitors federal legislation affecting education and maintains the district's relationship with Congressional representatives. As the second largest school district in California, San Diego Unified is in a unique position to advocate for sound policies that affect our public schools and students across San Diego.


COVID-19 Response Letters

San Diego Unified is actively engaging in federal and state advocacy in response to the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic poses to San Diego Unified schools and students.
To learn more about this work, please review the following COVID-19 response letters. 



2020 Advocacy Letters

  1. Response to the Governor's 2020-21 Proposed Budget: 2020 State Budget Advocacy Letter

Enrique Ruacho, Ed.D., M.P.P.

Director of Government Relations
Phone Number: (619) 366-4516

1121 L Street, Suite 507
Sacramento, CA 95814


Capitol Building of California