CONTACT:  Sarah Wahrenbrock               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 229                                                27 FEB 2008


SMMUSD Unveils Newly Designed District Website


SMMUSD is excited to announce that its website ( has a fresh new look!


The website has been updated with a blue and yellow color scheme and a variety of education-related images.  The new site is also easy to navigate.  Department links can be found in the left-hand column of each page and links to more detailed information and documents can be found across the tops of the department pages. 


Links to the individual school sites can be found in the lower right-hand corner of the home page, while the lower left-hand corner will be continuously updated with announcements and district events. 


The new website, which has over 200 pages, 250 images, and 1,400 PDF documents, went live during the evening of February 20, 2008. The public unveiling occurred as part of the Superintendent’s Report during the February 21st Board of Education meeting that was held at the Santa Monica City Council Chambers. 


Superintendent Talarico explained that just after the beginning of the 2007-08 school year, she had met with Maryanne Solomon, a consultant from Art Meets Technology, and decided to move forward with updating the district’s website. 


“Maryanne is a miracle-worker,” Talarico said as she introduced Ms. Solomon at the board meeting. 


Before unveiling the website, Solomon thanked the Superintendent for asking her to lead the project.  Following the presentation, Board President de la Torre told Ms. Solomon that the new website “looks great!”


If you would like to suggest a correction or make a comment regarding the website, please click on the “Email the webmaster” link in the lower left-hand corner of the home page.





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