MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT... COMING SOON!
With the support of the Malibu community, AMPS has been working tirelessly for the creation of an independent Malibu Unified School District. Much progress has been made in the past year and now the end is finally in sight!
- July 15, 2015: The SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) presented the fiscal implications to the Board of Education related to the creation of Malibu Unified School District. During its report, the FOC concluded that the separation of SMMUSD into an MUSD and SMUSD would not cause a substantial negative effect on the fiscal status of a new MUSD or SMUSD.
- November 19, 2015 – Based on new information from the state regarding funding for a separate SMUSD and MUSD, the FOC provided the Board of Education with an update to its July report regarding fiscal implications of a Malibu unification.
- December 17, 2015 - SMMUSD Board of Education approves process for negotiating to resolve financial concerns regarding a separate SMUSD and MUSD - the Malibu Unification Negotiation Committee.
- January 21, 2016 - SMMUSD Board of Education ratifies the three members representing SMMUSD on the negotiations committee. Malibu City Council appoints three members representing the Malibu community.
The Malibu Unification Negotiation Committee has been meeting once a week since March 2016 to outline the terms under which the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) Board of Education can grant Malibu independence and thus the creation of the Malibu Unified School District.
The negotiating committee is continuing to meet through the summer of 2016. The negotiations are focused on consulting reports and essential studies that outline the legal and financial details of separation. AMPS promised to raise funds for these essential studies currently being undertaken by the Procopio Law Firm and School Services of California, Inc.