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Thursday, May 30, 2019
District Office, 4:00 p.m.
Special Meeting
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
District Office, 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Format "A"
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Samohi Theatre Presents: Public
Domain - an Evening of Performances

May 23, 24, and 25, 2019
5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Humanities Center / Tickets >

JAMS Choir Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Barnum Hall, 7:00pm

LMS Orchestra POPs Concert
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Auditorium, 7:00pm

Malibu Orchestra Spring Concert
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Auditorium, 7:00pm

SMMUSD Board Holding Special Meeting: May 30, 2019

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the district office board room (1651 16th St., Santa Monica, CA).

The purpose of the meeting is for the board to consider a number of items and that had been postponed from previous meetings or had been scheduled for an already-full June 6 agenda. Read More >

Superintendent's Message: Proposing The Barack and Michelle Obama Center for Inquiry and Exploration

The SMMUSD Board of Education discussed naming the recently renovated facility that will house SMMUSD's new Project-Based Learning pathway at its May 16, 2019 school board meeting. We would like your opinion on the proposed name: The Michelle and Barack Obama Center for Inquiry and Exploration. Read More >

David E. MaloneSMMUSD Announces New Director of Purchasing, David E. Malone

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointment of David E. Malone, CPSM as the new director of purchasing at its May 2, 2019 regular meeting. Malone’s appointment began on May 1, 2019.
Malone brings more than 25 years’ experience in procurement, purchasing operations, logistics management, process improvement, cost optimization and strategic sourcing for large corporations and municipalities, including the city of Chicago. Read More >

SMMUSD Announces Chris Hertz as New Elementary Principal in Malibu

Malibu Elementary School Principal Chriz HertzThe Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education appointed Christopher E. Hertz as the new principal for the combined Point Dume Marine Science School and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School at its May 2, 2019 regular board meeting. His position is effective July 1, 2019>

Hertz will be the first principal of the newly combined school, opening on the Point Dume campus this fall. The school is still unnamed. Read More >

Board of Education Adopts Sustainability Plan to Guide District Conservation Efforts

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education has approved the District Sustainability Plan, which provides a strategic roadmap for formalizing and uniting the District's many existing sustainability initiatives and integrates sustainability into student learning and District operations. Read More >

SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Santa Monica and Malibu named a Best Community for Music
SMMUSD NAMM WInner 2019The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. SMMUSD joins 623 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2019, and is one of only two districts in Los Angeles County to be recognized. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Read More >

Summer Adventure 2019
Summer Adventure Online Registration Open

Summer Adventure is a fun enrichment program for students entering Transitional Kindergarten through 9th Grade. Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 26, 2019 Learn more and register at

Enrollment is Open for SMMUSD Preschools and Bridges Transitional Kindergarten Programs for 2019-20

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District welcomes families to learn more about our preschool programs, including our part day, full day and Seaside preschool options.
In addition, our Bridges Transitional Kindergarten programs are now enrolling. The Child Development Services (CDS ) program oversees various programs at several locations that serve preschool-age students throughout and outside the district. The programs include fee-based part and full day classrooms, a new tuition-free district-based program for qualifying families, as well as subsidized programs offered via state preschool. Read More >

SMMUSD Kindergarten Roundup 2019-20Enrolling Next Year’s Kindergarteners in SMMUSD

Elementary 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 2019-20 school year. The events are planned for January and February 2019 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 2019-20 school year. Learn More >

District Launches Energy-Use Dashboard

District Energy Saving Competition Underway
As part of its continuing sustainability efforts, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has launched the SMMUSD Energy Use Dashboard, an interactive tool that students, staff, parents and community members can use to monitor the district's energy use by school and district sites. Learn more about the SMMUSD Energy-Use Dashboard >


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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
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