San Dieguito district proposes new position of associate superintendent of administrative services

San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt introduced a proposal at the May 21 board meeting for a new position: associate superintendent of administrative services.

The position change is part of the re-organization of the educational services department, which has become necessary because Schmitt said the district’s work has quadrupled due to the “unprecedented scope and scale” of new education standards.

The position change is cost-neutral.

Schmitt said the new position would give Associate Superintendent Mike Grove the time to focus on curriculum and instruction and assessment needs. The new associate superintendent would provide leadership in areas such as construction, enrollment, program shifts, bell schedules, athletics, technology and summer programs.

If approved on June 4, Schmitt said he would appoint Jason Viloria as the executive director of educational services effective July 1. Viloria’s former position, executive director of instructional services, would be eliminated.