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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
District Office, 5:30pm
Special Meeting: Retreat
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
District Office, 5:30pm
Meeting Format "B"
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Supporting Students with 21st-Century Schools

Although some SMMUSD schools and classrooms have been modernized, many others have not, and there is more to do to support 21st-century learning and improve safety in all our neighborhood schools. In order to address these needs and provide maximum local control to Malibu and Santa Monica in determining the use of each community's funds, the District is considering the creation of two School Facility Improvement Districts ("SFIDs") and potential separate bond measures for Santa Monica and Malibu. Learn more here and take our survey...

SMMUSD Announces New Family Engagement Coordinator

Dr. Freda RossiThe Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Freda Rossi as the new family engagement coordinator at its June 14, 2018 regular board meeting. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Rossi brings more than 20 years of experience in public education from K - 12 school districts and several universities where she has served as professor, instructional services director, English Learner and Bilingual program manager, elementary school principal, literacy coach and dual immersion teacher. Currently, Dr. Rossi is a HeartMath coach and educational leadership consultant. Read More >

School Board Holding Special Open Session: June 19, 2018

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special open session meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 4pm in the district office board room.

The meeting will serve two purposes. First, the board will hold a retreat to discuss with staff dual language and world language programs in our district.

The second purpose of the meeting is for the board to hold a public hearing on the LCAP and budget for 2018-19, which were both discussed at the May 31, 2018, special board meeting.

The California Department of Education describes the LCAP, which stands for Local Control and Accountability Plan, as "a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for school districts to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs."

The board will adopt both the budget and LCAP at a regular board meeting on June 28, 2018. The agenda for the special meeting will be posted here.

There is a regular board meeting scheduled for June 28 at 5:30pm in the district office board room: 1651 16th St., Santa Monica, CA.

SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications

The SMMUSD's Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is seeking qualified candidates who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to the committee. There is one (1) upcoming vacancy with a term beginning July 1, 2018. FOC application forms are available through the website: and can be mailed to the district office (1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404) or scanned and emailed to

SMMUSD School Board Approves Framework for Malibu Unification

Fifty-year revenue-sharing plan recommended
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved a framework for Malibu unification, with a 50-year revenue sharing plan, at a special board meeting held on March 20, 2018 in the district's boardroom in Santa Monica. After a three-hour presentation and discussion, the school board voted 6-1 to approve a unification plan that will be pursued provided that the City of Malibu withdraws or temporarily halts consideration of the petition by Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization while additional details of this concept are worked out. Read more about the unification plan proposal >
El Consejo Escolar de SMMUSD Aprueba el Sistema para la Unificación de Malibu >


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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
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