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2016-2017 News Releases

May 2017

May 24, 2017
SMMUSD Receives Highest Credit Rating
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 22, 2017
SMMUSD Schools Recognized as Top in California and Nation
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 17, 2017
Sustainability in Mind for Past and Future Facilities Projects
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 15, 2017
Coastal Commission Approves Permit Amendment for Malibu High Building E Replacement
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 10, 2017
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: May 16, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 10, 2017
EARLIER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED SESSION: MAY 18, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 10, 2017
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: May 30, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 5, 2017
District Visual Arts Students Showcase Work at Annual Art Show
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


April 2017

April 27, 2017
SMMUSD Board Approves Project Labor Agreement
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 24, 2017
Board to Call Special Meeting: April 28, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

April 24, 2017
SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
Santa Monica and Malibu named a Best Community for Music

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 17, 2017
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Early Learning
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 17, 2017
New California School Dashboard Provides Increased Transparency
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 3, 2017
SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 3, 2017
Measure R Parcel Tax General Information and Senior Exemption Application
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


March 2017

March 28, 2017
Malibu High School Announces New Pick-up and Drop-Off Instructions and Increased Enforcement, Effective April 17, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 28, 2017
Summer Adventure, Enrichment Program for Elementary and Middle School Students, Returns for 34th Year
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 27, 2017
Change in Start Time for SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: March 30, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 24, 2017
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: March 30, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 17, 2017
Community Meetings Planned to Present Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee Report Santa Monica Meeting: March 21st and Malibu Meeting: March 27th
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 17, 2017
Board to Call Special Meeting: March 23, 2017
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 10, 2017
Malibu High School Middle School Building Replacement Public Presentation Set for March 16, 2017 in Malibu
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


February 2017

February 24, 2017
Board of Education Extends Deadline for
Accepting Applications for District Advisory Committees

Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

February 24, 2017
Board to Call Special Meeting: March 7, 2017
Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee Report Presentation

Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

February 22, 2017
68th Annual “Stairway of the Stars” Concerts Set for March
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 2, 2017
IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT TO SMMUSD PARENTS AND STAFF IN SANTA MONICA
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 2017

January 31, 2017
Board of Education Accepting Applications for District Advisory Committees
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 30, 2017
Samohi's Fifth Annual "Bands at the Broad" features Robb C. Brown on "Lincoln Portrait"
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 24, 2017
SMMUSD Implements “Smart Snacks” Standards in All Schools
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 23, 2017
ENROLLING NEXT YEAR’S KINDERGARTENERS IN SMMUSD
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 19, 2017
Board to Call Special Meeting: January 24, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

January 9, 2017
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: January 12, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229


December 2016

December 14, 2016
John Adams Middle School Mock Trial Team Places 2nd in Los Angeles County
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 9, 2016
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: December 13, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 3, 2016
Parent Info Sessions Planned for Seaside Preschool
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


November 2016

November 22, 2016
Co-Interim Superintendent Message to SMMUSD Parents
Mensaje del superintendente co-interino a los padres de SMMUSD
Dr. Christopher King, Dr. Sylvia Rousseau Co-Interim Superintendents

November 21, 2016
Dr. Jose Escarce Honored for 16 Years of Board of Education Service
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 18, 2016
Board to Call Special Board Meeting: November 28, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 14, 2016
Co-Interim Superintendent Message: Post-election Thoughts for Our District
Mensaje del Co-Superintendente Interino: Pensamientos Post-electorales para Nuestro Distrito
Dr. Christopher King, Dr. Sylvia Rousseau Co-Interim Superintendents

November 8, 2016
Samohi Screening Documentary about Teenage Challenges
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 3, 2016
Dr. Ben Drati Named New SMMUSD Superintendent
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


October 2016

October 28, 2016
SMMUSD Conducts Superintendent Validation Visit
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 26, 2016
SMMUSD Board to Hold Special Meeting: October 27, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 18, 2016
SMMUSD Seeking New Personnel Commissioner - Application Deadline is Nov. 1, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 18, 2016
Excellence through Equity Action Plan Part Two to be Presented at October 20 School Board Meeting
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 14, 2016
SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications – Deadline Extended to November 18, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 11, 2016
Board to Call Special Closed Session: October 15-16, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


September 2016

September 30, 2016
Board to Call Special Closed Session: October 4, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 16, 2016
Edison Language Academy Named One of the Best Schools in the Nation
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 16, 2016
SMC AND SMMUSD GOVERNING BOARDS TO HOLD SPECIAL JOINT MEETING
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 16, 2016
Later Start Time for Board of Education Open Session: September 22, 2016
(Closed Session to also Start Earlier)
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 14, 2016
SMMUSD Seeking New Personnel Commissioner
Jana Hatch, 310.450.8338 ext. 70279

September 14, 2016
SMMUSD Saves Taxpayers More Than $15 Million
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 12, 2016
Dr. Cheli Nye Named New Malibu High School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 9, 2016
SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 1, 2016
Federal Judge Approves Malibu Campus Modernization Plan
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


August 2016

August 19, 2016
Board to Call Special Board Meeting: August 24, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 11, 2016
Sofia Cedillo Named Assistant Principal of McKinley Elementary School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 11, 2016
Dr. Antonio Shelton Named New Samohi Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 10, 2016
SMMUSD Hosts Welcome Events for Incoming Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Parents
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 5, 2016
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: August 10, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 2016

July 27, 2016
Debbie Stern Named Assistant Principal of Roosevelt Elementary School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 26, 2016
Free and Reduced-Price Meals for SMMUSD Students Notification: 2016 / 17 School Year
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 21, 2016
SMMUSD Announces New Malibu High School Assistant Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 5, 2016
SMMUSD Board Seeking Community Input in Superintendent Search
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230










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