July 27, 1986 |
Spurred by a rash of workers' compensation claims, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District officials have called for an investigation of all job-related accidents and have promised action against employees who file false claims. Michael McCarty, director of business services, said the district's insurance premiums have been increased by $110,000 to $742,922 to cover claims of $694,320 paid in the 1984-85 school year.
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June 19, 1990 |
UCLA has backed away from a controversial plan to move its highly touted experimental elementary school off campus and into the Santa Monica public school system, university officials announced Monday. The plan was abandoned in the face of intense protests from some parents and faculty from the Corinne A.
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March 8, 2010 |
Neil Carrey has sometimes been critical of spending in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district. But now, he says, the district has done nothing wrong -- it's just not getting enough money from the state. "This is not like the boy who cried wolf," he said. "This is real." As a result of anticipated budget shortfalls, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will ask voters -- by mail -- to support a parcel tax that could stave off teacher layoffs and maintain such classes as art and music.
November 8, 1990 |
Santa Monica and Malibu voters ended their ballot on a yes note and approved a school district bond measure to repair decaying local campuses. Proposition ES, a $75-million general obligation bond measure to benefit the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, was approved by 74% of the voters, handily above the two-thirds margin needed.
June 14, 1987 |
It was moving week in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, complete with the usual hassles--items lost, broken or misplaced in the confusion of packing, carting and unpacking boxes. Dressed in jeans and sneakers, scores of district workers hauled the entire contents of the old Santa Monica-Malibu headquarters, including boxes of records, supplies and office furniture, to the new facility on 16th Street and Olympic Boulevard.
October 25, 1990 |
Hunks of the stucco walls have fallen off, the paint is curling back, the heating system has a mind of its own, the pipes burst on occasion, and the carpeting--garish orange in some rooms, baby blue in others--is threadbare, stained and ripped. This fixer-upper is Santa Monica High School. The cost of the repairs: about $20 million.
March 14, 1993 |
Neil C. Schmidt, 51, new superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Claim to fame: Schmidt took the helm of the 9,500-student school district in July upon the retirement of Eugene Tucker. Schmidt had been superintendent of the Lodi Unified School District in the San Joaquin Valley. An advocate of the concept that school achievement is dependent on a supportive home environment, he established a family literacy program at several elementary schools.
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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."
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.
August 21, 2011 |
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.