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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997
The Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to bar the Santa Monica-Malibu School District from spending the city's money on Malibu schools. The city annually contributes about $1.5 million to the district's general fund. But once the city staff determines a way to implement the restriction, the district will be required to redirect the money into funds that support only schools within Santa Monica city limits.
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OPINION
November 27, 2011
If a well-heeled neighborhood of Los Angeles wanted better police protection, would it be OK for the residents to donate money to their local police station so it could assign an extra patrol car to their streets? Most people would rightly say no. Law enforcement is a public service; taxpayers support it for the safety of all, to be deployed as needed to provide the best protection for the city. Residents might hire a private security guard for their neighborhood, but they cannot reshape public allocations of resources to benefit themselves through private donations.
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NEWS
October 20, 1994
I have worked in the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, in good times and bad, since 1965 as librarian and teacher at Cabrillo, John Adams, Lincoln and SAMOHI. We have the finest students, the best teachers, staff and administrators, the most dedicated parents and the most giving community in California. Santa Monica and Malibu parents and community members have supported teachers, librarians and students in all the tough times since Proposition 13. We hope they will continue to do so by voting YES on Proposition K. (The K is for Kids.
OPINION
August 21, 2011 | By Frederick J. Zimmerman and Beth Warshawsky Ricanati
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is scheduled to vote this week on whether students need sugar to make healthy choices. Of course, the vote won't be structured that way, but sugar is what's at stake. The school board will vote on whether the district should eliminate sugared milk from its lunchtime offerings. Sugar will not go quietly. Last year, 76% of the milk served in the district was chocolate-flavored. Because each half-pint carton of flavored milk contains 8 grams more sugar than skim milk, last year alone about 5,600 pounds of added sugar was smuggled into children's diets through flavored milk.
NEWS
November 3, 1994
As parents who have been deeply involved in the Santa Monica-Malibu School District's reconstruction program, we feel it is time to set the record straight about how the project, funded by Proposition ES in 1990, has been implemented. The reconstruction program has been prudently managed. An experienced management firm has assisted in the design of the program and construction management. Independent inspectors accountable only to the school district have been on site at each school throughout the construction.
NEWS
August 24, 1989 | BARBARA KOH, Times Staff Writer
Teachers will get a 6.5% salary increase for the coming school year and have more say on faculty advisory councils at their schools under a tentative agreement reached last week with the Santa Monica-Malibu School District. The agreement for a two-year contract also boosts the minimum and maximum salaries for teachers and increases the pay for substitutes and for service outside of regular classroom hours.
OPINION
November 27, 2011
If a well-heeled neighborhood of Los Angeles wanted better police protection, would it be OK for the residents to donate money to their local police station so it could assign an extra patrol car to their streets? Most people would rightly say no. Law enforcement is a public service; taxpayers support it for the safety of all, to be deployed as needed to provide the best protection for the city. Residents might hire a private security guard for their neighborhood, but they cannot reshape public allocations of resources to benefit themselves through private donations.
OPINION
August 21, 2011 | By Frederick J. Zimmerman and Beth Warshawsky Ricanati
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is scheduled to vote this week on whether students need sugar to make healthy choices. Of course, the vote won't be structured that way, but sugar is what's at stake. The school board will vote on whether the district should eliminate sugared milk from its lunchtime offerings. Sugar will not go quietly. Last year, 76% of the milk served in the district was chocolate-flavored. Because each half-pint carton of flavored milk contains 8 grams more sugar than skim milk, last year alone about 5,600 pounds of added sugar was smuggled into children's diets through flavored milk.
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voter suspicion over the opening of Malibu High School has taken center stage in the race for three seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Trustees. At a Santa Monica forum last week, Santa Monica residents grilled the five candidates on whether they would take resources away from Santa Monica High School to benefit Malibu High School, which opened this fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1989
The Santa Monica-Malibu School district and teachers' union members reached a tentative agreement for a two-year contract Thursday night. The agreement includes salary increases and improved health and dental benefits for all union members and better opportunities for teacher training, said June Lucas, president of Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers' Assn. Lucas and school board President Robert Holbrook said the negotiations, which began in April, were "friendly and constructive."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997
The Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to bar the Santa Monica-Malibu School District from spending the city's money on Malibu schools. The city annually contributes about $1.5 million to the district's general fund. But once the city staff determines a way to implement the restriction, the district will be required to redirect the money into funds that support only schools within Santa Monica city limits.
NEWS
November 3, 1994
As parents who have been deeply involved in the Santa Monica-Malibu School District's reconstruction program, we feel it is time to set the record straight about how the project, funded by Proposition ES in 1990, has been implemented. The reconstruction program has been prudently managed. An experienced management firm has assisted in the design of the program and construction management. Independent inspectors accountable only to the school district have been on site at each school throughout the construction.
NEWS
October 20, 1994
I have worked in the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, in good times and bad, since 1965 as librarian and teacher at Cabrillo, John Adams, Lincoln and SAMOHI. We have the finest students, the best teachers, staff and administrators, the most dedicated parents and the most giving community in California. Santa Monica and Malibu parents and community members have supported teachers, librarians and students in all the tough times since Proposition 13. We hope they will continue to do so by voting YES on Proposition K. (The K is for Kids.
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voter suspicion over the opening of Malibu High School has taken center stage in the race for three seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Trustees. At a Santa Monica forum last week, Santa Monica residents grilled the five candidates on whether they would take resources away from Santa Monica High School to benefit Malibu High School, which opened this fall.
NEWS
August 24, 1989 | BARBARA KOH, Times Staff Writer
Teachers will get a 6.5% salary increase for the coming school year and have more say on faculty advisory councils at their schools under a tentative agreement reached last week with the Santa Monica-Malibu School District. The agreement for a two-year contract also boosts the minimum and maximum salaries for teachers and increases the pay for substitutes and for service outside of regular classroom hours.
NEWS
January 24, 2008
Voter guide: An item in Sunday's California Voter Guide about Measure R in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District identified Measure R opponent Polly Benson-Brown as a former school board member. She did not serve on the board.
NEWS
January 27, 2008
Voter guide: An item in the Jan. 20 California Voter Guide about Measure R in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District identified Measure R opponent Polly Benson-Brown as a former school board member. She did not serve on the board.
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