Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS), a grassroots non-profit group of Malibu parents and residents seeking to form an independent Malibu school district, announced Friday the hiring of a development director to oversee fundraising for the organization. The new hire becomes the second employee for AMPS.
Karen Dunphy comes to AMPS with eight years of "senior development experience in the Los Angeles area," and a frequent volunteer for support groups, according to an AMPS press release. She was a founding member of the Rape Treatment Support Group in Santa Monica and volunteered for more than 12 years at the Stuart House in Santa Monica.
An education research company last week released a second study examining the implications of separating Malibu and Santa Monica into separate school districts. The study, funded by a Malibu parent group advocating for separation, concluded that teachers and service workers would have the option of joining either new district. Dividing parcel taxes passed in both cities to fund the Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) could require special legislation in Sacramento, it found.
Craig Foster, President of AMPS (Advocates for Malibu Public Schools), AMPS Administrative Coordinator Alexia Burton, AMPS Board Member Karen Farrer and Malibu Rotary Club President William Wisard at Malibu Rotary Club meeting November 13.
As a journalist, I was trained to question authority. Actually, I came by questioning authority pretty instinctively and for me, the training was more about when to use commas. I still struggle with those little buggers, but I remember the rule is this: "Use a comma when you want the reader to pause and take a breath."
Santa Monica and Malibu have been a unified school district for decades, but some parents are working to divorce themselves from the district. It’s been a topic of debate for some time, but now Malibu is taking steps to make the split happen. Angie Crouch reports from Santa Monica for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2013.
A group that wants to break up the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is ramping up its efforts by opening its first local office and hiring an employee to do community outreach and education in both communities.
Advocates for Malibu Public Schools, or AMPS, opened an office in the old Malibu City Hall Building on Stuart Ranch Road and brought on a full-time administrative coordinator, the organization announced this week.
After months of behind-the-scenes work, a local education nonprofit has made big strides to revamp its presence in Malibu.
Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS), a longtime proponent of the formation of an independent Malibu school district, just opened a new office in central Malibu, launched a new website and hired a full-time staffer to coordinate community outreach efforts.
The AMPS organization opens an office in Malibu and announces the hiring of a staffer, who will focus on outreach in Santa Monica and Malibu.
Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS) made a bold move this week in its quest to create an independent Malibu School District. The organization opened a Malibu office and hired a full-time staffer, Alexia Burton, who will serve as administrative coordinator. The office is located at 23805 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu, CA.
Encouraged by the results from a 2012 study that found that separating from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District would meet most legal requirements, a group of Malibu parents is aggressively pursuing a goal of creating an independent Malibu school district by July 2015. But many roadblocks remain, including skepticism from unions about the effects of separation on SMMUSD service workers.