SMMUSD Tells Panel Separation Petition Would Cause 'Irreparable Harm' to Kids
District officials also invite Malibu leaders to return to negotiating table.
April 29, 2021
By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer
Representatives from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and the local community argued at Saturday’s hearing on the City of Malibu’s separation petition that splitting the district would create “irreparable harm to both Santa Monica and Malibu, specifically in the areas of diversity, equity, educational programs and finances.”
Speaking at Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization (LACOE) meeting, SMMUSD officials also invited representatives from the City of Malibu to return to the negotiating table.