ssda press release


SSDA Contact: Kristina Chavez,

Media Contact for Veregy: Vincent Esparza,

SSDA and Veregy Collaborate to Drive Sustainability and Efficiency in California's Small School Districts

Sacramento, CA, April 9, 2024 — The California Small School Districts’ Association (SSDA) and Veregy, a prominent provider of energy solutions and services, are excited to announce a strategic partnership focused on enhancing sustainability and operational efficiency within California’s small school districts.

SSDA, representing numerous small school districts throughout the state, has been dedicated to advocating for the unique needs and interests of these districts, ensuring they have the resources and support necessary to provide quality education to their students. Veregy, renowned for its expertise in energy management, sustainability solutions, and infrastructure optimization, brings a wealth of experience and innovative technologies to the partnership.

"We are excited to welcome Veregy, our inaugural Signature Partner. As long-time supporters of small school districts and SSDA, we anticipate a promising partnership ahead,” said SSDA's Interim Executive Director, Dr. George Sziraki.

This collaboration aims to provide small school districts with tailored energy management solutions, infrastructure upgrades, and comprehensive support services. By leveraging Veregy’s cutting-edge technologies and SSDA’s deep understanding of the local educational landscape, small school districts will be empowered to reduce operational costs, minimize environmental impact, and enhance the learning environment for their students.

“We are thrilled to partner with Veregy to support the sustainability and efficiency goals of California’s small school districts,” said Yuri Calderon, the next Executive Director of SSDA, effective June 1, 2024. “By combining our expertise with Veregy’s innovative solutions, we aim to equip small school districts with the tools and resources needed to create healthy, sustainable learning environments for students.”

“At Veregy, we are committed to driving positive change through sustainable energy solutions and innovative technologies,” said Brett Gallagher, Partnerships Director at Veregy. “We are honored to collaborate with SSDA to help small school districts achieve their sustainability goals and provide a conducive environment for student success.”

The partnership between SSDA and Veregy underscores a shared commitment to advancing sustainability, efficiency, and resilience within California’s small school districts. By working together, both organizations are poised to make a meaningful impact on the educational landscape and the communities they serve.

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About SSDA: The Small School Districts Association is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of small school districts across California, providing support, resources, and advocacy to enhance the quality of education for students in small communities. Our mission is to empower small districts through collaboration, innovation, and strategic leadership, ensuring every student has access to the best possible educational opportunities.

About Veregy: Veregy is an award-winning NAESCO-Accredited decarbonization company focusing on accelerating and simplifying the Energy Transition. We provide turnkey engineering and construction services designed to reduce our clients' energy and operating costs through the implementation of energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades, smart building technology, fleet EV infrastructure, clean energy generation, and sustainability.