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Samohi Bands Winter Concert
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Barnum Hall, 7:00 - 9:00pm
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LMS Theatre Presents "Once On This Island"
Lincoln Middle School Theatre Presents: 'Once On This Island'
Friday, January 26 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 27 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, January 28 - 2:00pm
Lincoln Middle School Auditorium
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Stairway of the Stars
CHOIR - Monday, March 12, 2018
BAND - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
ORCHESTRA - Friday, March 16, 2018
All performances at 7pm in Barnum Hall
Ticket sales open February 8, 2018

School Board Meetings

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
District Office, 2:00pm
Special Meeting: Budget Workshop
Agenda > I Board Notes

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Malibu City Hall, 5:30pm
Meeting Format "A"
Agenda > I Board Notes

Board to Call Special Meeting: January 23, 2018

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special open session meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 2pm in the district office board room. Read more about the Special Board Meeting >

Malibu High School Modernization Update: Management of Building Materials Underway

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District continues to make progress on the extensive modernization and construction projects at Malibu High School, including the new construction of several buildings, along with the replacement of windows and doors and the installation of new flooring in other buildings. Read more about MHS modernization >

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing on intention of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to consider entering into an energy services contract with Famand Inc., DBA Indoor Environmental Systems to provide design and construction of photovoltaic systems at various district school sites pursuant to Government Code Section 4217.12 ET SEQ.

Notice of Special Education Records Destruction

Notice to persons and/or legal conservators of anyone who received Special Education services from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and graduated, or otherwise ended services, prior to July 1, 1992.
Notice of Special Education Records Destruction >
Aviso de Destrucción de Archivos de Educación Especial >

Three New Directors Join SMMUSD

Anna Chhabria Gerardo Criz Richard Marchini, Jr.
Anna Chhabria
Director of Purchasing
Gerardo Cruz
Director of Business & Fiscal Services
Richard Marchini, Jr.
Director of Food Services

Enrolling Next Year’s Kindergarteners in SMMUSD

SMMUSD Kindergarten Round-upElementary schools throughout the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be welcoming resident parents of incoming Kindergarteners to tour the schools and find out more about enrolling their children for the 2018-19 school year. The events are planned for February 2018 with dates for each school posted online. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Round-Up, as the yearly event is called, is an opportunity for Santa Monica and Malibu parents of children entering TK or Kindergarten next year to meet the principal of their neighborhood school, visit classrooms, and begin the registration process for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more about Kindergarten Round-Up >

SMMUSD Elects New School Board Officers

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education elected new officers at its regular organizational meeting held December 14, 2017. Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein will serve as president and Jon Kean was elected to serve as vice president. The new officers assumed their duties following the election. Read more about the new SMMUSD Board of Education officers >

SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications

There are currently three (3) vacancies on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee established in order to satisfy the accountability requirements of Prop 39 and Education Code section 15278. Three members are needed to fill the seven-member committee. SMMUSD is seeking qualified candidates who meet the criterion, in accordance with Section 5/1 of the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws. Learn more about applying for the SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee >

Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati Addresses Next Steps on Malibu Unification

Message to all parents, staff and community members
The SMMUSD Board of Education has taken the interest of the Malibu community to separate from our district into a Malibu Unified School District (MUSD) very seriously. During the past two years, the School Board has focused on the financial aspects of this request, seeking to determine whether there is an approach that would leave the remaining Santa Monica district financially whole while providing Malibu with the local control it seeks. Read more about Malibu Unification >


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