21st-Century Schools

  • Malibu Middle School construction Measure M: Malibu, $195 million, 2018
    Malibu voters passed Measure M by 70% in 2018. It is a $195 million general obligation bond dedicated to improving Malibu pathway school facilities. This money will be used to upgrade technology, increase safety and security through fire alarm upgrades and gate access improvements, and to modernize and build new facilities at multiple campuses in support of 21st-century learning.

    Measure M only relates to City of Malibu and the Unincorporated Los Angeles residents within the school district boundaries. The funds can only be used to improve Malibu schools. Previous bonds combined the Malibu areas with Santa Monica. The creation of the new School Facilities Improvement District No. 2 (Malibu schools) expanded the self-determination of the Malibu schools.

    Bond proceeds will be invested in the modernization, renovation, expansion, acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, leasing and/or replacement of school facilities, including furnishing and equipping school facilities.

    New Santa Monica High School Science and Technology Buildings Measure SMS: Santa Monica, $485 million, 2018
    Santa Monica voters passed Measure SMS in 2018, with 72% support from voters. The $485 million general obligation bond is dedicated to improving Santa Monica school facilities.The new School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 (Santa Monica) only relates to Santa Monica voters and schools.

    This money will be used to upgrade technology, increase safety and security through fire alarm upgrades and gate access improvements, and to modernize and build new facilities at multiple campuses. The primary focus of Measure SMS will be to continue implementing the Samohi Campus Plan, improving the high school for all Santa Monica students.

    Measure ES: Santa Monica and Malibu, $385 million, 2012
    Previously, we made improvements with, and $385 million from Measure ES, passed in 2012. Some of those projects:

    • Samohi: Discovery Building - new classroom building with 36 classrooms, Replacement of windows, paint, floors and doors at Franklin, Grant, McKinley, Rogers, Roosevelt, Washington West and Olympic
    • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning upgrades at Franklin, Grant, McKinley, Rogers, Roosevelt, Washington West, Lincoln and Olympic.
    • At John Adams Middle School: New synthetic turf was installed, solar panels were installed, the gym floor was replaced and some HVAC and electrical upgrades were made.
    • Replacement of the track at Lincoln Middle School
    • At Samohi: New softball field, new track and field lighting, artificial turf on the Science Quad, Science Quad stair replacement and ADA ramp installation, HVAC and electrical upgrades, Barnum Hall repairs and upgrades, and solar panel installation at the Innovation Building.

    Measure BB: Santa Monica and Malibu, $268 million, 2006
    Passed in 2006 with an allocation of $268 million for Santa Monica and Malibu schools. The highlights of Measure BB include:

    • Technology, including a consolidated data center for the entire district and technology upgrades (wifi, SMARTBoards) at 11 schools
    • Edison Language Academy: New campus construction
    • Samohi: Construction of the new Innovation building
    • Lincoln MS: New Library and classroom wing
    • Adams MS: New classroom and administration buildings
    • Malibu High School: New library, classroom and administration building
    • Olympic: Modernization and seismic upgrades
    • All Measure BB projects are complete, with the exception of the new Malibu administration / library / classroom building scheduled to open for fall 2020

    Strict Fiscal Accountability Provisions:

    • All funds would be used for local schools in our community and by law, cannot be taken by the State
    • Citizens' oversight committee and annual audits are require

    For more detailed information on specific projects, read our Schools Funding Update Spring 2019 reports to the community:

    Santa Monica: www.smmusd.org/21stcenturyschools/TBWB-SMSpringReport.pdf
    Malibu: www.smmusd.org/21stcenturyschools/TBWB-MalibuSpringReport.pdf