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SMMUSD Hosts LCAP Webinars To Solicit Input From Public

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 11:24 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be hosting a series of LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Webinars to solicit input from parents, students, staff and community members.

The seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

SMMUSD, SMC Candidates Vie For Last Minute Votes

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:21 am

As part of Mirror Media Group’s election forum season, all candidates running for positions on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees met the public Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Main Library’s MLK Auditorium.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:02 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Last Chance To RSVP For Santa Monica Mirror Election Forums Oct. 21/22

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will present election forums on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

The Mirror To Host City Council Forum Oct. 21, SMC/ SMMUSD Forum Oct. 22

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 10:06 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, along with the the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present Santa Monica election forums on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD College Fair Returns Tuesday For District High School Students

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:28 am

Hundreds of students and parents are expected to attend the 28th annual Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District College Fair at Santa Monica High School this Tuesday, Oct. 14.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Malibu Middle School Student Suspended After Threats Against Students

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 8:57 am

An eighth-grader at Malibu Middle School was suspended for threats he allegedly made against other students, a sheriff's sergeant confirmed Tuesday.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Teachers, School Workers, Renters Join To Endorse SMMUSD Candidates

Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:42 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association, Education Workers of SEIU Local 99, Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights, and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor are endorsing Ralph Mechur, Oscar de la Torre, Laurie Lieberman, and Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Special Education Satisfaction Survey Results Reveal Positive Reviews

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:43 am

A District-wide survey released by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is reporting that parents of students participating in Special Education programs are pleased with ongoing student improvement, teacher relationships and parent involvement opportunities.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Students, Staff Prepare For Bike It! Walk It! Week

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:29 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week next Monday through Friday, Oct. 7-10.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

More Than 400 Santa Monica-Malibu Students Receive Scholar Awards

Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:36 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has announced that more than 400 Advanced Placement (AP) students at Malibu High and Santa Monica High schools have received AP Scholar awards, according to data recently received from the College Board.

Mr. Donovan of Grant Elementary participates in the Grant Elementary School Charity Challenge on Sept. 12.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Grant Elementary Students Drench Teachers, Staff In Charity Challenge

Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:52 am

Not immune to the memorable awareness the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has brought to the charity, the Grant Elementary School Student Council recently came up with its own spin on the challenge in celebration of the first Spirit Day of the school year.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Meeting To Relocate To Santa Monica On Thursday, Oct. 2

Posted Sep. 3, 2014, 9:25 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2 will be relocated to the district office at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica. The district said the change was due to construction scheduled for the Malibu City Council Chambers.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Ask For Participation In Parent Engagement Survey

Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:38 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, in association with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), is asking all parents to participate in a Parent Engagement Survey launching this Thursday, Sept. 4.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

13 New Administrators Welcomed At Nine Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

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.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Seeks Musicians To Provide Strings, Winds & Voice Lessons

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.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Groups To Sue SMMUSD Despite EPA Deeming Malibu Schools Safe

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.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Welcomes Four New Administrators For New School Year

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.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD: EPA Supports Environmental Testing As All Malibu Buildings Re-Open

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.”

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Maintains Safety As Top Priority, Addresses Misinformation

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.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Secures Top Interest Rates On First Measure ES Bond Financing

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.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Receives Top 'Aa1' & 'AA' Bond Ratings In San Francisco

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.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Free, Reduced-Price Meal Information For Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

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.

A Washington D.C. based environmental advocacy group, who is working with the local group Malibu Unites, alleges the SMMUSD is failing to take the most conservative steps regarding environmental questions at Malibu schools.

News, Health, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

New Testing Reportedly Finds Illegal Levels Of Toxins At Malibu Schools

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.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Rent Control

Nominations Open July 14 For Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD Board, SMC Board

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?

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