SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:    Superintendent’s Office

310-450-8338, ext. 241

For Immediate Release

February 10, 2006

 

 

SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

HOSTS COMMUNITY PLANNING WORKSHOPS

 

COME HELP PLAN GREAT SCHOOLS WITH SMMUSD!

 

On Saturday, February 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will hold the first of four Facilities Master Plan workshops.  All community members from Santa Monica and Malibu, including teachers and school district staff and administrators, as well as students and their parents are encouraged to attend and participate in the planning process.  Workshop #1 will be held in the Santa Monica High School cafeteria.  Free parking is available off Olympic Boulevard in the lot next to the Technology building.  Free childcare will be available to those who telephone 310-450-8338, ext. 100 by Thursday, February 23.  Juice, coffee, and pastries will be served.

Workshop #1 will focus on the current District facilities and needs, as well as community needs and assets.   Information on facilities issues from site inspections and survey information from teachers and District staff will be discussed and supplemented with observations by participants.  School facilities and programs will be mapped in the context of the communities’ physical, cultural, educational, economic, organizational and educational resources.  Participants will explore ways to enhance programs and learning environments for all levels of District programs by using both school and community resources.

 

For further information, interested community members should go to the project website at www.ourschoolplan.com and review the documentation.  The Participate! webpage allows interested parties to sign up for the Community Planning Committee.  Or simply sign up at the workshop meeting!

The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) will identify the facilities needed to achieve objectives of the 2002 Strategic Education Plan created by the district.  The Strategic Plan established seven educational initiatives—abundant resources, curriculum, differentiated instruction, equity and equality of education, schools as community centers, optimal class size, and universal access to quality early childhood education, family support programs, and after school care.

Subsequent workshops for the Facilities Plan will be held from 9:30 to 12:30 on Saturday March 25, April 29, and June 3.  The March 25 meeting, at Webster Elementary School in Malibu, will look at facilities in light of future enrollment and programs.  All community members are encouraged to participate, working together to make the District’s public schools even better places to learn.

 

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-450-8338 — fax 310-581-1138 — www.smmusd.org

 

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