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School Board Meetings

Thursday, November 21, 2019
District Office, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Format "B"
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Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Regular class schedule resumes Monday, December 2, 2019

SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications for School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 (Santa Monica schools)

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 (Santa Monica schools) Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee for Measure SMS is seeking qualified candidates who meet that criterion, in accordance with Section 5 - Membership of the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee for Measure SMS Bylaws. Read More >

Newsweek Announces Top 5,000 STEM Schools

Samohi and Malibu High School make top 20 for LA County for 2020
Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2020, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Santa Monica High School is listed as 1,156 and Malibu High, 1,599. Samohi is ranked 16th for Los Angeles County public schools and Malibu High is ranked 19th. Read More >

SMMUSD Seeking New Personnel Commissioner

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is seeking applications for appointment to a seat on the district 's Personnel Commission. Applications are now being accepted for the Personnel Commissioner vacancy, which becomes available in December 2019. Read More >

SMMUSD to Hold Special Meeting on November 19, 2019

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special open session meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Professional Development Learning Center (PDLC): 2802 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA. Read More >

Different Start Times for Board of Education Meeting: November 21, 2019

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019, will begin at 6 p.m., instead of 5:30 p.m. Closed session will begin at its normal 4:30 p.m. start time.

This change in start time will to allow the Board of Education additional time to address items during closed session. The agenda for this meeting will be posted at: http://www.smmusd.org/board/meetings.html.

Nine SMMUSD Schools Win Energy Star Certification From EPA

Nine schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have been granted Energy Star certification for 2018 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), underlining the district's efforts on energy efficiency and sustainability. The following schools have been certified: John Adams Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, Franklin Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Muir Elementary School, Rogers Lea rning Community and Roosevelt Elementary School in Santa Monica, and Webster Elementary School in Malibu. Read More >

SMMUSD Board of Education Gives Go-ahead for Malibu Middle and High School Campus Plan

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education gave district staff the go-ahead to execute a campus plan for the Malibu Middle and High School site that will build 21st-century learning facilities while optimizing use of the district's extraordinarily located Malibu property. The plan features separate areas and distinct identities for middle and high schools with a large U-shaped drop-off quad, which community members have lauded for the potential to reduce traffic along Morning View Drive. Read More >

Message from Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati: Tragic School Shooting in Santa Clarita

November 14, 2019
Dear SMMUSD parents, guardians, and staff,
Our hearts and thoughts are with the students, staff and families of Saugus High School and the William S. Hart Union High School District following this morning's shooting. We extend our sympathies to all of those affected by this tragedy. Read More > I Español >

District Wins Scholarship to Year-Long Environmental Training Program

The Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District is one of only five districts in the nation to receive a School District Scholarship from the Center for Green Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council.
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Message from Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati: New Visitor Management System

November 2019: The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is pleased to announce that we have begun using the Raptor Visitor Management System in our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. Read More > I Español >

Malibu Elementary School Announces New Mascot, Logo and School Song

Malibu Elementary School has announced the selection of a sea lion as the school's new mascot. The elected school site council worked with students, staff and parents in making the decision. Along with the new mascot, the school released a school song, composed by Craig Stuart Garfinkle, a former Malibu resident currently residing in Ireland. Read More >

Pupil Fees Settlement Update August 2019

Superintendent's message regarding a pending class action lawsuit against the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, de Baca, et al. v. Santa Monica-Malibu USD, LA Superior Court Case No. BC674932.
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