SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT:  Tim Cuneo (Superintendent) &                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                    Ralph Mechur (Board of Education President)                

310.450.8338, ext. 241                                                  11 JAN 2009

 

 

SMMUSD cancels Edison language academy “comedy night” fundraiser

 

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has announced that the Comedy Night fundraiser benefiting Edison Language Academy, which was to feature Carlos Mencia, Gabriel Iglesias, and Greg Fitzsimmons, has been cancelled.  The event was to be held in Barnum Hall on Sunday, January 11th at 7:00pm.

 

The Comedy Night event has been cancelled due to concerns raised within the community relating to fundraising events on school grounds that may not be consistent with district standards.  In the near future, the district will host discussions with the community regarding the concerns that have been raised.

 

SMMUSD acknowledges and appreciates the work of the PTA, artists, and volunteers for their support of the Edison Language Academy. 

 

The district regrets any inconvenience this cancellation has caused the artists, the Edison PTA, and those who had planned on attending the event.

 

Individuals who purchased tickets through brownpapertickets.com will receive a full refund.

 

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1651 16TH Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138

www.smmusd.org