January 28, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Have Your Voice Heard- Be Part on a SMMUSD Committee

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is currently accepting applications for openings on its district advisory committees (DACs.) Applications can be found at Completed applications are due to the district office no later than February 24.

Members of the public are encouraged to apply to serve on one of the following committees: Early Child Care and Development, Health and Safety, Intercultural Equity and Excellence, Special Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, according to SMMUSD

The Board of Education is scheduled to make appointments to fill committee vacancies at its March 16 regular meeting, which will be held at the district office. Membership terms are for three years; however, this first round of appointments will see terms ranging from one to three years to allow for a balance of expiring terms each year.

District advisory committees provide a method whereby citizens and educators can understand better the attitudes and opinions that are held in the school-community environment. The attainment of excellence through equity focuses the work of these committees as they advise the on school problems, needs, and issues from a balanced, logical, and analytic perspective, as the need arises. It is not the intention that advisory committees become policy-making bodies or that they manage or direct staff. Committees are advisory in nature only; that is, they inform, suggest, and recommend to the Board of Education.

All DAC members are expected to:

  • Keep excellence through equity as the primary focus
  • Recognize and respect differences of perspective and style on the committee and among staff, students, parents and/or guardians and the community
  • Conduct him/herself in a dignified and professional manner, treating everyone with civility and respect

To learn more about each DAC,
please visit: http://www.smmusd.org/ DAC/index.html.

Samohi

in News
Related Posts

Bomb Threat Emailed to Santa Monica Middle School

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Incident prompts evacuation of around 20 adults at Lincoln Middle School Tuesday By Sam Catanzaro A bomb threat was emailed...

Edify TV: Venice Flying Carousel

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Since 2018 Venice artist Robin Murez has been working on a project called the Venice Flying Carousel. Learn more in...

New Medical Center Planned for Santa Monica

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

A medical office and research center is planned to rise in a Westside neighborhood. Learn more in this video made...

‘Doctor’s Office on Wheels’ Homeless and Those at Risk of Losing Homes

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Venice Family Clinic launches mobile clinic van aimed at preventing homelessness By Chad Winthrop A Westside non-profit has launched a...

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Violent Santa Monica Home Invasion

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Rashad Devon Harris sentenced to life in state prison for 2018 violent home invasion and attempted rape By Sam Catanzaro...

Edify TV: Residents Frustrated With Local Country Club

January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

Westside residents living near one of the most exclusive LA county clubs have a bone to pick in this video...

SMMUSD Study Session Outlines Potential Campus Upgrades: Santa Monica Beat – January, 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * SMMUSD Study Session Outlines Potential Campus Upgrades * First Baptist Church...

Body Found in Santa Monica Beachside Gazebo

January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

Man found in Ocean Avenue gazebo Saturday By Sam Catanzaro A body was found in a gazebo near the beach...

Edify TV: Affordable Senior Housing Rises in Westside Neighborhood

January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021

A four-story senior affordable housing project is rising in a Westside neighborhood. Learn more in this video made possible by...

SMa.r.t. Column: Saving a Failed Marriage – Part 2

January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Every 8 years, the state requires cities to update their planning code’s “housing element” to reflect the number of dwelling...

Rise of The Digital Nomads Changing The Way We Rent?

January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Today on Westside Real Estate Show* Matt Damon Lists Palisades home for $21 Million.* Rise of The Digital Nomads Changing...

Edify TV: COVID-19 Outbreak at Santa Monica Government Office

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Over a dozen employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Santa Monica government building since January 1. Learn more...

Santa Monica Students Receive 2021 Education Awards from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Seven area students were presented Education Awards by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition at the first-ever...

Santa Monica New Roads Graduate Amanda Gorman Shines At Inauguration: Santa Monica Beat – January, 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica New Roads Graduate Amanda Gorman Shines At Inauguration *...