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Open Houses to Present SMMUSD Strategic Plan Update  
By Lookout Staff

March 31, 2010 --Santa Monica residents will have two opportunities in April to attend Community Open Houses regarding the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Strategic Plan Update process. A third session will take place in Malibu.

The Strategic Plan, a document used to set the District’s long-term vision and priorities, was last updated in 2002. Superintendent Tim Cuneo said in November that the 2002 update was “flawed” because it was “too general.”

“So we've learned from that,” Cuneo said. “And we can use those things in order to go forward.”

The theme of the Open Houses will be “Tell Us What You Think.” They will be done in a “drop by when you can” format with no formal presentation. Attendees will be able to walk through the area and read informational posters about the plan.

District staff and Strategic Plan Team members will be there to answer questions and guide participants through the process.

 

Attendees will be able to leave written comments, which will be included in a summary report.

“Engaging our communities, both Malibu and Santa Monica, is such an important aspect of our work here at the District,” said Board of Education Member Jose Escarce, who is also a member of the Strategic Plan Team. “I encourage everyone who can to join us at these very exciting and interesting Community Open House events,”

The Open Houses will take place on April 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at John Muir Elementary School and on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School. A third one will take place on April 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Malibu High School.

A second round of three Open Houses will take place in early June to introduce the emerging draft District Strategic Plan to the public before the Board of Education votes on it in late June or July.

Free childcare will be available at all events. For more information, contact Sarah Wahrenbrock at 310-450-8338 ext. 229.

 

The theme of the Open Houses will be “Tell Us What You Think.”                 Superintendent
                       Tim Cuneo

“Engaging our communities, both Malibu and Santa Monica, is an important aspect of our work here at the District,”
                 Board Member
                    Jose Escarce


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