November 25, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

SMMUSD Unification Motion Passed

A motion was passed at Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) Board of Education’s special meeting last Tuesday night, March 20.

The motion reads: “It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt the concept of a 50-year revenue-sharing framework for Malibu unification. The board directs its leadership, along with the superintendent, to reach out to the City of Malibu and present this concept for unification. In presenting this concept, the board asks the Malibu City Council to withdraw or put on hold its current petition for unification until a time when we can collaboratively come to an agreement regarding the details of the concept the board adopted. Among other topics, the board would like to have the following points addressed during the conversations/deliberations: The framework for an equitable sharing of property taxes between both districts; The potential sharing of discretionary or local revenues for a limited period of time or a series of off-sets to create an equitable revenue stream; a structured mechanism for evaluating, rebalancing, and/or adjusting the formula at certain intervals; a performance objective/standards that any adjustments or rebalancing must continue to meet; a guiding principle that stability and equity for all students in both districts is essential; and the possibility that a charter configuration be utilized as an interim mechanism to unification, if desired by the City of Malibu.

“This concept expressed in this agreement is valid only if the City of Malibu withdraws its current petition or ensures that the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization temporarily halts its consideration of the petition.” The motion was passed by Laurie Lieberman and a second by Oscar de la Torre.

Latest SMMUSD news.

Related Posts

SMMUSD Reopening Updates: Santa Monica Beat – November, 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * SMMUSD Reopening Updates * Homicides Reach 300 Highest Rate in A...

SMC Maintains 30 Year Run Streak as No. 1 Transfer College to UC System

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

SMC sent 1,197 students to UC campuses in prior academic year Santa Monica College (SMC) has maintained a record 30-year...

Westside Chefs React to New Dining Restrictions

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Capacity in Los Angeles restaurants capped at 50 percent By Toi Creel Local restaurants are having to make some big...

New Findings Show Botched Santa Monica Police Response to May 31st Riots: Santa Monica Beat – November, 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * New Findings Show Botched Santa Monica Police Response to May 31st...

Free COVID-19 Antibody Test in Santa Monica

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

November 19-21 at Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Monica A Santa Monica church is pairing up with a non-profit charity...

Randy’s Donuts Coming to Santa Monica

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

2021 opening pegged for popular donut shop  By Kerry Slater  Randy’s Donuts is opening in a Santa Monica space that...

Westside Golf Course to be Affordable Housing?

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

As Los Angeles continues to grapple with an affordable housing crisis, an architect is proposing converting a Westside public golf...

12-Story Senior Housing Center to Include Memory Care Guest Rooms and More

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

Belmont Village project to go before Westwood Design Review Board By Sam Catanzaro A 12-story, 153-foot-tall, senior housing project is...

Santa Monica to Provide Thanksgiving Groceries to 1,430+ Food-Insecure Students and Families

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

SMC Foundation has raised $35,460 of the $50,000 toward charity event By Staff Writer Santa Monica College (SMC), the SMC Foundation,...

Edify TV: Reopening of Popular Westside Beach Workout Destination

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

“It’s just so great,” says a man on the reopening of a popular Westside beach workout destination. “This is therapy...

City Council Unanimously Votes to Weight In on Malibu Leaving SMMUSD: Santa Monica Beat – November, 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Unanimously Votes to Weight In on Malibu Leaving SMMUSD...

Fire Breaks Out Near 10-Freeway in Santa Monica

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Fire put out Monday morning near Lincoln Boulevard exit By Sam Catanzaro The 10-Freeway in Santa Monica was closed to...

91-Year-Old Sent to ER After Mugging at Santa Monica CVS

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Woman robbed exiting CVS at Lincoln Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard over weekend By Sam Catanzaro A 91-year-old woman was...