Boys & Girls Club Spring Social

We wanted to make sure that you heard about the March 28th Boys & Girls Club Wine Tasting event. It's a casual time for our community to come together for some light fun. You can get your tickets here. More details below. But do come


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Healing Event – Heading Toward Normalcy

Sorry we have had a lapse in news posts. Because the fire hit AMPS so hard, we have been busy getting back up to speed after losing some of our infrastructure due to the fire.

But now we’re back!

Out of the changes comes regrowth, which we are seeing both on our hillsides and in our lives, too.

There has never been a better time to push for our own school district, which we continue to do on your behalf.

Things are looking up in many ways.

We’d like to invite you to our upcoming Community Connection Event at BIG Heart Ranch on Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 4 pm. It’s for families and individuals affected by the fire. Read on for details.

Below you will also find more info on latest developments.

Sending you our love & support

Kathryn Alice, President

And the AMPS Board

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TRUNK SHOW at Point Dume Private Home

TRUNK SHOW at Point Dume Private Home

WHEN?      Tuesday, Oct 16th, 10am-3pm
WHERE?    6811 Wildlife Rd. in Pt. Dume
(Please respect all parking signs, do not park in or block any driveway)

Malibu's favorite designers are coming together for a pre-holiday sale – 15% of proceeds will go to AMPS

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Most Likely to Succeed film

You are invited to see a mind-blowing film

About how we teach our children

WHEN: Mon, Oct 15

TIME: 5:30 pm


AMPS – Advocates for Malibu Public Schools


Malibu Public Library


Please RSVP to [email protected]to reserve your spot.


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AMPS Town Hall - Wednesday Sept. 12th

AMPS Town Hall

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Malibu Times Article on District Separation Meeting


Make-or-Break School District Decision Could be Hammered Out Monday

Advocates for Malibu independent schools ask supporters to come to Santa Monica for a meeting next week...





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August 2nd Malibu Separation Committee Update

The Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee (MUNC) met last night, August 2nd for their regular weekly meeting.  The negotiation team, made up of three Santa Monica members and three Malibu members, has engaged in several weeks of fact gathering with the assistance of School Services of California, Inc. and the Procopio Law Firm.  Last night, the members of the MUNC decided that they have gathered enough facts at this point to begin negotiating the actual terms of separating the SMMUSD into two districts.  The two teams are now working collaboratively towards this effort.  


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30 Day - $200k – Fundraising Campaign is Critical to Assure that the Separation Process Continues Uninterrupted and that Separation Moves Forward 

MALIBU, CA –Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS) fundraising campaign to raise $200,000 in vital funds to assure the completion of the work of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Separation Committee.  With separation of the SMMUSD in sight, perhaps as early as 2017-18, the fundraising campaign is to match nearly $70k in funds raised to date towards this effort.  To keep up the momentum towards creation of a Malibu Unified School District, funds must be raised to pay for important reports and research being done by consultants hired jointly by AMPS and the District’s Separation Committee.

“This is a critical moment in our separation efforts” stated Roui Israel, president of AMPS.  “We are closer than ever before to reaching agreements with the Santa Monica-Malibu School District and Santa Monica leaders on how to create two independent school districts to serve the students in each community.  These funds are essential to take us over the finish line and will provide the roadmap for a separation that could happen as early as 2017-18, while assuring a world-class education for all students.   We cannot afford to put the process on hold while we raise more funds.  We need everyone in our community to step up and join our fundraising effort in the next 30 days.”

The funding will be used to hire a law firm to study the legal and financial issues surrounding separation, including bonding and tax issues.  Funds will also be used to engage California’s leading educational consultant firm on the budgetary, structural and legislative issues that will assure that when the Malibu Unified School District is formed, each independent district will be able to grow and thrive.

AMPS is encouraging every community member to give what they can, as well as to renew their membership with the organization.  The cooperative efforts between Santa Monica and Malibu began in December 2015 when the SMMUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to endorse the examination of separation.  The committee to negotiate the separation made up of three Malibu and three Santa Monica residents and community leaders--has until September 3, 2016 to report back to the school board on a viable path towards separation, making the timely completion of the consulting reports even more urgent.  Contributions can be made at:

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SMMUSD Forms Committee to Negotiate Terms of Creating Malibu School District

Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee

On December 17, 2015, the SMMUSD Board of Education approved the formation of a committee to negotiate and resolve financial concerns regarding the creation of a separate Malibu Unified School District.  The Committee is comprised of three Santa Monica and three Malibu representatives.

This committee has been meeting once a week since March 2016 and has been engaged in negotiations to resolve financial concerns regarding the creation of a separate Malibu Unified School District.  

For detailed information regarding the Committee including future meeting dates and timelines, please refer to the Committee's website:



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Next AMPS Open Meeting

We are right on track to complete our goal of creating an independent school district for Malibu. Our signature drive for the petition to get our issue on a future ballot is almost complete, but there is still much to do. That's why we will be meeting again to discuss the process of creating a school district in Malibu, and shaping that district from the very beginning.

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