Posted Feb. 27, 2013, 10:23 am
A new Master Agreement between the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation was formally approved at last Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, putting into place a formalized set of procedures governing the relationship between the District and SMMEF, its non-profit auxiliary.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 8:40 am
Although the last piece of steel was put into place last December for Santa Monica High School’s new Science and Technology Building, the school district held a topping out ceremony Monday afternoon to recognize the milestone.
Posted Feb. 13, 2013, 10:44 pm
Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, a controversial anti-gay group that regularly stages protests around the country as often as several times a week, has announced it will picket Santa Monica High School the day after it plans to picket the Academy Awards.
Posted Feb. 7, 2013, 8:22 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:30am at the District Office, which is located at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 28, 2012, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has a new Director of Child Development Services -- Dr. Alice Chung. The SMMUSD Board of Education approved Dr. Chung's appointment at its Dec. 13 meeting.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 1:07 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation has launched its annual appeal called the "Dollar A Day Campaign" where District families are asked to contribute a dollar a day ($365) for every student in their household to invest in educational excellence throughout the District.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 7:46 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education on Thursday elected Laurie Lieberman to serve as Board President and Maria Leon-Vazquez to serve as Board Vice President.
Posted Dec. 12, 2012, 1:10 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special closed session followed by a retreat with the Superintendent this Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the District Office: 1651 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Posted Nov. 29, 2012, 12:01 am
In its first meeting since the Nov. 6 election, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education went to work on a key issue: fundraising. Board members were presented Nov. 15 with a potential Master Agreement between SMMUSD and the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) to streamline fundraising priorities of district-wide programs.
Posted Nov. 9, 2012, 1:22 am
It was Santa Monica versus Malibu in the race for three seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education on Tuesday. After all ballots were counted, the Board of Education will remain the same without any Malibu representation. The slate of three incumbent Santa Monica residents retained their respective seats, edging out a slate of three Malibu residents seeking to have their city’s schools represented on the Board.
Posted Nov. 6, 2012, 11:13 pm
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will remain unchanged after the three incumbents -- Ben Allen, Maria Leon-Vazquez, and Jose Escarce -- were re-elected Tuesday.
Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 1:34 am
Six candidates – three from Santa Monica and three from Malibu – are vying for three seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Board of Education on Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Santa Monica residents and all incumbents: Ben Allen, Maria-Leon Vazquez, and José Escarce.
Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 12:57 am
Just two months ago was Sarah Gorman’s first day on the job as Santa Monica City Clerk. Her arrival couldn’t have come at a busier time with the months leading up to Election Day the busiest for the small City Department.
Posted Nov. 2, 2012, 1:27 am
As Santa Monica prepares to vote on Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 6, it is interesting to note that hundreds of thousands of dollars has been poured into campaigning. The City of Santa Monica has a local individual contribution limit of $325 for City Council and Rent Control Board Candidates.
Posted Nov. 2, 2012, 1:20 am
When Santa Monica polling booths open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, there are three important races that will shape the City’s future: the Santa Monica City Council, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, and the Rent Control Board.
Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 2:01 am
The race for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board has six candidates vying for the three open seats on November 6.
Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 1:35 am
Six years ago, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) developed a Facility Master Plan that required about $1.2 billion to make improvements to all of its 16 campuses across the district.
Posted Oct. 12, 2012, 2:03 am
With three and a half weeks to go until the Nov. 6 election, the Santa Monica City Clerk’s office has posted the latest campaign disclosures on its website for the City Council, School Board, and Rent Control Board candidates.
Posted Oct. 9, 2012, 2:19 am
The Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) is set to host the “Santa Monica School Board and City Council Candidates Town Hall” this Sunday, Oct. 14 from 6–9 p.m. at the Church in Ocean Park in Santa Monica.
Posted Sep. 25, 2012, 3:43 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) currently has four openings. The district is seeking qualified candidates who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to the committee.
Posted Sep. 13, 2012, 1:15 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a retreat with Superintendent Sandra Lyon this Saturday, Sept. 15.
Posted Sep. 10, 2012, 2:57 am
Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS) has announced its endorsements in Santa Monica races that will be decided by voters on November 6.
Posted Aug. 24, 2012, 1:52 am
The Santa Monica Mirror will host its “Hometown Forum,” a 90-minute question-and-answer debate with candidates for the Santa Monica City Council on Wednesday, October 10. The Santa Monica City Council race on Nov. 6 will feature 15 candidates vying for four open seats. The City Clerk’s office finalized the ballot earlier this week.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 7:24 am
Santa Monica High School will welcome Stephen Franklin as its new House Principal following the SMMUSD School Board's appointment of the position at its Aug. 1 meeting.