Contact:††† Superintendentís Office

310-450-8338, ext. 241

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2006


SMMUSD Board of Education Accepting Applications for Financial Oversight Committee


Opportunity for Parent and Community Involvement in Public Education


With the resignations of Chris Harding and Mike Phillips from the Financial Oversight Committee, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the Districtís Financial Oversight Advisory Committee.The application deadline is July 14, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.Parents and community members are invited to apply.


The Financial Oversight Committee was originally formed in answer to the communityís desire for increased communication and understanding of the Districtís financial operations and a need to generate additional revenue for the District.Following is the criteria for selections:


        Broad perspective;

        Financial and/or management and/or legal expertise/experience;

        Residing, employed, or working within the geographic boundaries of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

        Business process orientation;

        Communicates clearly information resulting from the committeeís work;

        Not currently serving as an elected official


All attempts will be made to have the composition of the committee reflective of the student population.


The Financial Oversight Committee meets regularly, once a month, in the Districtís Testing Room, 1651 16th Street, Second Floor in Santa Monica.


Following is the appointment timeline:


July 14, 2006††††††††† -††††††† Applications due in the Superintendentís Office


August 17, 2006†††-††††††† Appointment by Board of Education



Applications may be obtained from the District website at, click on I Want to Know About DAC in the dropdown menu and access the information for the Financial Oversight Committee or you may obtain a copy in the Superintendentís Office at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.


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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


fax 310.581.1138