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Welcome to Purchasing & Communication Services

Under the Administrative Services Division, the Purchasing & Communication Services Department strives to provide our administration and schools with the highest level of customer service. The department serves in the best interest of the District, ensuring that all transactions are conducted in an ethical manner that builds public confidence and preserves the integrity of an open and fair procurement process for all our suppliers and contractors.

The Purchasing & Communication Services Department is responsible for purchasing all supplies, equipment, and materials as well as contractual agreements to support all District locations in obtaining the best quality and value for products and services. The ultimate goal of the department is to support our schools so that all students achieve and receive the highest quality education.

Department Contacts

  • Richard Vazquez, Director - 310-972-6211
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  • Diana Kean, Senior Buyer - 310-972-6215
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  • Mary Ellen Nobuhara, Buyer - 310-972-6217
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  • Cynthia Rocha, Buyer - 310-972-6218
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  • Tammy Terashi, Purchasing Technician - 310-972-6214
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  • Renee Des Voigne, Purchasing Technician - 310-972-6216
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Assigned Buyer By Region

Cynthia Rocha

Mary Ellen Nobuhara

South High School

West High School

North High School

Torrance High School

Calle Mayor Middle School

Jefferson Middle School

Casimir Middle School

Hull Middle School

Richardson Middle School

Lynn Middle School

Magruder Middle School

Madrona Middle School

Arnold Elementary

Anza Elementary

Arlington Elementary

Adams Elementary

Seaside Elementary

Victor Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

Torrance Elementary

Riviera Elementary

Towers Elementary

Carr Elementary

Wood Elementary

Walteria Elementary

Tykes Program

Edison Elementary

Fern Elementary

Launch Preschool

Hamiliton Adult Center

Yukon Elementary

Hickory Elementary

Levy Adult Center   Griffith Adult/Drevno Day School Shery High School

Additional Services

Diana Kean, Senior Buyer

Mary Ellen Nobuhara, Buyer

Cynthia Rocha, Buyer Tammy Terashi, Purchasing Technician Renee Des Voigne, Purchasing Technician Daniel Chan, Reprographics Technician
Construction and Bids Warehouse Stock Special Ed./Triangle Outsourced Printing Assistance Travel & Conferences In-House Printing Services
Capital Improvement Projects Technology: Chrome Books, Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Televisions Curriculum/Special Projects/Language Assess./Dual Language/Guided Reading Blanket PO Assistance Blanket PO Assistance  

Buyer for: Admin. Services, Accounting, Ed. Services, FWEC, IT, M&O, Personnel Com., Trasnportation

Independent Contractor Assistance   Invoices In-house Printing Design & Services  
      Increases to Blanket POs Outsourced Printing Assistance  
      Vendor Management Assistance

Vendor Management Assistance




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