Mary Crandall Plasencia, Director
255 W. Stanley Avenue
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-5000 x1251
(805) 653-7858 FAX
Location: The Purchasing Department is located in the Trudy Tuttle Arriaga Education Service Center, on the second floor.
The Purchasing Department is here to work with and be a resource to school site staff, district departments, and parent/community groups in procuring the tools needed to support the exemplary teaching, learning, and public service of the Ventura Unified School District.
By relationships with vendors, knowledge of sources of supply and current pricing, the Purchasing Department works to achieve the best value and end result for the public funds expended.
The Purchasing Department works within the framework of Board policies and procedures, California Education Code, Public Contract Code, and other laws that govern public purchasing in the state of California, to ensure that the district operates in a fiscally and legally responsible manner. While these guidelines can often seem overwhelming and complex, we aim to simplify and expedite the purchasing process for those we serve.