To Malibu Parents and Community Members,
Hey there and welcome back to our 2018-2019 school year!
You’re getting this newsletter as a parent of a Malibu student or concerned friend.
Just as a reminder, we are AMPS – the Advocates for Malibu Public Schools.
We advocate for a quality education in Malibu and are the primary organization that has been pushing for a Malibu Unified School District. After all of these years, we are still going strong and very grateful to folks like Craig Foster, Karen Farrer and all of those who pioneered our effort.
You’ll be getting a regular newsletter like this to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with AMPS, great events you can attend and how you can help.
We hope to see you this fall as we sponsor a series of events to help our kids’ education.
p.s. Hope to see you on Friday, August 31stat the Malibu Chili Cookoff. That’s local’s night where we’ll have a booth. Do come by and say “hello”!
UPCOMING NOVEMBER BOND VOTE – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
AMPS biggest push this fall will be to get the Malibu School Bond – Measure M -- passed in the coming November election. This is the first bond in which monies go straight into Malibu schools only.
We’ve got so much construction going on now -- major changes needed to clean MHS from PCBs and update classrooms-- that it is clear funding via Measure M has to be first on our list – doing what is needed to finish the work underway and build and improve the classes for an excellent forward-looking future.
When you vote YES on Measure M on our November ballot, 100% of funds will stay in Malibu, none can be taken from the State or used for anything out of our city. This is the first time this is the case with a school bond including Malibu.
We are 80% there in this process of gaining our own Malibu Unified School District and separating from Santa Monica. After all of these years of pushing, we’ve gotten over the hump. But there is still work to be done to reach this goal, and we’re committed to staying the course.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
AMPS will be hosting a series of events starting with a Town Hall on September 12 at 7 pm at Malibu City Hall with SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati in attendance along with Craig Foster, Malibu’s sole representative on the School Board and the AMPS Board to lay out the facts about the upcoming Bond vote for Measure M, answer questions and other concerns as the schools transform.
All parents, students and other concerned citizens are urged to attend. Child care will be provided in a separate room. We need your support! Please join us to learn the facts about Measure M, get questions answered and learn how you can help pass this vitally important measure.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AMPS’s is proud to announce its new Board of Directors.
As usual, AMPS will have a booth at the upcoming Malibu Chili Cookoff for Locals Night on Friday, August 31st. Do come see us there. We’ve got car magnets, t-shirts and more – the coolest items to show you’re proud to be part of the Malibu school community.
LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE!
We’d love to hear back from you with suggestions for future AMPS events or anything else.
Simply respond to this email.
Advocates for Malibu Public Schools