Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:24 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has welcomed 13 new administrators have joined the ranks as principals, assistant principals and directors across nine schools within the District.
Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:23 am
Applications are being accepted for independent music contractors to provide semi-private music lessons to students’ grades 4 through 12 in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District schools.
Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9:06 am
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter last week to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) stating it is currently meeting federal guidelines to ensure the public health of primary and secondary school students in Malibu.
Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education on Wednesday approved the appointment Chris Regan as the new Assistant Principal overseeing Malibu Middle School, Dr. Yusuf Allahjah as the new Assistant Principal of John Adams Middle School, Dr. Ashley Benjamin as the new Assistant Principal at Franklin Elementary School, and Lynda Holeva as the new Assistant Principal at Will Rogers Learning Community / BTSA Coordinator for 2014-15.
Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am
As the first day of school approaches, EPA officials issued a letter dated Aug.14 formally validating the District’s environmental testing program, noting that, “The District is meeting EPA national guidelines to protect public health from PCBs in schools by addressing the human exposure pathways of greatest concern, namely air, dust and soil.”
Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District received a letter from PEER, a Washington D.C.-based environmental advocacy group, asserting that the District has threatened that teachers will be terminated if they refuse to occupy classrooms containing toxic compounds.
Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:48 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District sold the first series of bonds from the Measure ES Bond authorization near historic low interest rates on July 29, 2014.
Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:20 am
After a successful meeting in San Francisco regarding the sale of the district’s first series of Measure “ES” bonds, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has maintained its impressive bond rating of ‘Aa1’ and ‘AA’ from rating agencies, Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poor’s, respectively.
Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:16 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announced on Wednesday its policy for 2014-15 for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:49 am
Two groups urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week to reject a plan reportedly offered by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) to maintain a 15-year status quo after a new round of testing purportedly revealed “illegal levels of a toxic compound dramatically higher than previously reported” at district-operated schools in Malibu.
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:30 am
Want to serve on the Santa Monica City Council? Or maybe the Rent Control Board, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, or Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education?
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:27 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is currently accepting applications for openings on its district advisory committees (DACs).
Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:16 am
Hector Medrano and John Misustin have joined Santa Monica High School as new House Principals. The pair's appointment was approved at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board meeting on June 25.
Posted Jul. 1, 2014, 9:23 am
Known in the Santa Monica education community as a man of action, Greg Coote passed away on June 27 at the age of 72. Without hesitation, he stepped up at a time when his school community needed him.
Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 1:28 pm
Board Member Nimish Patel announced on June 23 he is not seeking re-election to the SMMUSD board this November.
Posted Jun. 21, 2014, 7:03 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announced three new administrative appointments this week.
Posted Jun. 18, 2014, 9:41 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, June 19.
Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am
CityTV’s live call-in program “It’s Your Call” will feature Sandra Lyon, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Superintendent on Thursday, May 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on cable channel 16.
Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am
A Youth Well-Being workshop will be held June 1 at Virginia Avenue Park and highlights the report from the Cradle to Career (SMC2C) initiative.
Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:01 pm
The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Susan Yakich as the new Principal of McKinley Elementary School.
Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am
The school district is launching a Special Education Satisfaction Survey on May 19.
Posted May. 10, 2014, 9:15 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is seeking qualified candidates who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to the committee.
Posted May. 6, 2014, 8:59 am
Four schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have been named among the 424 public elementary schools to receive the CA Distinguished School honor for 2014.
Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 9:11 am
The Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier has always been a great place for kids to enjoy rides, mid-way games and food treats like cotton candy and popcorn, but on Sunday, April 27 it was the adults, along with kids of all ages, who were entertained and feted -- with champagne and delectable grown-up hors d’ oeuvres -- at the inaugural Pier Party, a fundraiser for Santa Monica public schools.
Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 8:56 am
The California Department of Education has released new graduation rate data for the Class of 2013. The rate for SMMUSD’s Class of 2013 climbed to a remarkable 93.5 percent.