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SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon: I Regret My Statements Misconstrued

Posted Apr. 8, 2014, 9:01 am

I regret that my statements issued on Friday have been misconstrued by many people reacting through social media and the press.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Measure R Parcel Tax General Information & Senior Exemption Application

Posted Apr. 5, 2014, 8:39 am

In accordance with the Senior Exemption provision of the Measure R Parcel Tax, the 2014-15 forms are being mailed and are due to be returned/postmarked by June 30, 2014.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Seeks Critical Feedback Through New Survey Launching Thursday

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:31 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is seeking critical feedback through a Technology Access and Use Survey launching Thursday, March 20.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Of Education Special Meeting To Discuss Budget This Wednesday

Posted Mar. 22, 2014, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 26 at 4 pm.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

PEER Claims Malibu School Contamination May Stem From World War II Uses

Posted Feb. 25, 2014, 8:51 am

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on Tuesday said military operations may explain the contaminated soils found on campus during a 2011 environmental assessment and soil removal project at Malibu Middle and High Schools and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School.

The Stairway of Stars choir concert was held Friday night at Barnum Hall. A band concert will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11 while an orchestra concert will be held this Thursday, Feb. 13.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

One Stairway Of Stars Concert Complete, Two More To Go This Week

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will continue its 65th Annual Stairway of Stars concert series this Tuesday and Thursday nights at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD’s Sandra Lyon Named Regional Superintendent Of The Year

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:16 am

Region 14 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), has named Sandra Lyon Superintendent of the Year due to her outstanding leadership.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Human Relations Council Endorses SMMUSD “Vision For Student Success” Program

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:14 am

The Human Relations Council-Santa Monica Bay Area announced its endorsement of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon’s proposal for the Board of Education to allocate sufficient funds to supplement the total donations raised by the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation as of Jan. 31, 2014.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Announces Stakeholder Survey

Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 8:57 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is launching a stakeholder survey this Friday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica‐Malibu Education Foundation Fundraises $3.2 Million

Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:11 am

The Santa Monica‐Malibu Education Foundation on Monday announced that it had raised $3,203,730 toward its inaugural $4 million goal to fund the Santa Monica‐Malibu Unified School District’s Vision for Student Success.

Board of Education member Laurie Lieberman, Chief Financial Officer Jan Maez, Board of Education member Oscar de la Torre, Board of Education Vice President Ralph Mechur, Principal Lori Orum, Board of Education President Maria Leon-Vasquez, Superintendent Sandra Lyon, and Measure BB Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dennis Crane all gathered around the celebratory ribbon to symbolize the opening of the new school.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Edison Language Academy Celebrates The Opening Of Phase 1

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:46 am

Santa Monica education officials held an opening celebration for phase one of the new $33.67 million Edison Language Academy on Jan. 21. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new campus at 2402 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica.

Nimish Patel.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Member Nimish Patel Appointed To Heal The Bay Board

Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 9:54 am

Nimish Patel, a board member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) since 2010, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Heal The Bay, it was announced earlier this week.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Nears $4M Fundraising Goal

Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:41 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation is closing in on a deadline of this Friday, Jan. 31 for its first $4 million campaign to support the SMMUSD Vision for Student Success, a plan to enhance the educational experience of every student in the district.

News, Health, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Retains Firm To Assess Malibu Schools' Environmental Health

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:17 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved the recommendation to retain Environ International Corporation.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Kindergarten Roundup Dates For 2014-15 Enrollment

Posted Jan. 19, 2014, 9:58 am

At the end of this month and early next month, elementary schools throughout SMMUSD will be welcoming resident parents of incoming Kindergarteners, and Transitional Kindergarteners.

SMMUSD board member Ben Allen.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD’s Ben Allen Elected Chair Of School District Organization Committee

Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:33 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board Member Ben Allen was elected Tuesday as the chair of the Los Angeles Committee on School District Organization (LACSDO).

Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. held a lunch celebration Wednesday to present the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District with a check for $150,000 and announce its EdAhead partnership.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Busines

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Launch First EdAhead Donations For SMMEF

Posted Dec. 22, 2013, 9:50 am

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. on Wednesday presented a $180,000 donation to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation to fund scholarships and a summer 2014 high school internship program.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Could Malibu Split From SMMUSD? Study Takes A Look

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 8:29 am

It is not quite a David and Goliath, but the sparsely-populated Malibu and the relatively more dense city of Santa Monica have been at the center of an ongoing question: should the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) split into two to better serve each community’s respective students?

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Launches Homework Survey

Posted Dec. 17, 2013, 9:29 am

As part of its commitment to transparency and collaborative decision-making, Santa Monica-Malibu USD invites all parents to participate in the District’s online Homework Survey.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Changes Time, Location For Thursday Board Of Education Meeting

Posted Dec. 10, 2013, 9:32 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be moving the location of its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12 from the district office to Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu).

News, Health, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

EPA Finds "No Acute Health Risk" At Malibu Schools

Posted Nov. 22, 2013, 8:21 am

Editor's Note: This is an update from Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District superintendent Sandra Lyon regarding environmental testing at Malibu schools.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Superintendent Issues Update On Site Testing At Malibu Schools

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 8:21 am

I am pleased to inform you that the Malibu Schools Environmental Task Force met this weekend to review the first preliminary results of PCB air sampling tests conducted at Malibu High School late last month. We were encouraged by the preliminary results, which show that PCB levels throughout the school are well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) public health guidelines for schools.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Adopt Resolution To Close Proposition 13 Tax Loophole

Posted Nov. 18, 2013, 9:20 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) joined a “statewide movement” to change California’s property tax system, as board members adopted a resolution Nov. 7 to reform Proposition 13.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Of Education Special Board Meeting Tuesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 9:39 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4 pm in the Lincoln Middle School cafetorium at 1501 California Ave., Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is looking to update its logo.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

One Week Left To Submit New SMMUSD Logo Designs

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, 8:16 am

One week remains before submissions close for the Santa Monica Unified School District's new logo competition.

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