SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

District Advisory Committees 2004/05


PARENTS, STAFF AND STUDENTS


You are invited to apply for appointment to one of the following District Advisory Committees (DACs). Appointments are made each Fall. Applications will be available at all school sites in the Administration Office and at the District Offices. Please call 310/450-8338 with any questions.


CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This committee reviews critical issues related to child care for infants, preschool, and school-age children and recommends action steps for the District to take in support of families. The participants address the issues of facility conditions, fee rates, curriculum, parent policies, and the expansion of services. Meetings include snack and free child care.


COMMUNITY HEALTH & SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The committee advises the school district on health issues, both physical and mental, within the District.

It is one of the longest running committees.


FINE ARTS: SUBCOMMITTEES MUSIC, VISUAL, DANCE/DRAMATIC ARTS

The committee advises the school district on issues related to various areas of the fine arts. Applicants should choose one of the subcommittees when they fill out the application form. The three subcommittees are music, visual arts, and dance/dramatic arts. Parents, community members and staff who are interested in quality fine arts programs in the District should apply for a subcommittee of this advisory committee.


INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

This committee assists the District in assessing and implementing the use of technology in the classroom and in the workplace. The committee has developed a District vision for technology and will be assisting the District in oversight and implementation.


INTERCULTURAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Council was formed to assist the District in its commitment to effectively meet the needs of our diverse student and parent population. It serves as a vehicle for parents, community, students, and other non-Board appointed groups to communicate with the Board. The Council reviews and makes input to the Board of Education regarding District and site efforts to improve communication, understanding and respect among our many social, racial, ethnic, cultural and religious populations. One of its goals is that everyone feel and be part of the school community.


SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This committee is a State mandated committee that is responsible for providing parent education through inservice meetings, assisting the District in conducting compliance self-reviews, providing support activities on behalf of students with disabilities, and improving student attendance by promoting awareness among students and parents. Though not a mandated responsibility, the DAC also serves to advise and/or inform the Board of Education on matters in which the Board has asked for specific feedback and/or input.


SPORTS & PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This committee advises the District on athletic issues within the District. Someone who wants to actively work for the interest of our sports and physical education programs would want to join this committee. All members will be expected to be working members and can share the rewards of knowing they made a difference.