Proposed Malibu Unified School District
Actions & Milestones
- 2/26/2018 - Council directed the City Manager to send a letter to LACOE stating the City wishes to proceed with the LACOE process to separate from the SM-MUSD and form a new MUSD
- 2/26/2018 - Authorized a Professional Services Agreement with Pintoresco Advisors, LLC for school unification consultant services
- 4/9/2018 - City Council:
- Directed staff to send a letter to LACOE requesting formal acceptance of the City’s petition for the unification of a MUSD and, once accepted, temporarily suspend further actions pending the outcome of negotiation efforts with SM-MUSD;
- Designated the City Manager and City Attorney to pursue negotiations with SM-MUSD under the guidance of the School District Separation Ad Hoc Committee; and
- Accepted, in principle, the framework for school district separation recommended by the SM-MUSD Board of Education at its March 20, 2018 meeting
- 5/26/2019 - City Council adopted its Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Work Plan establishing school district separation as the City’s third priority after public safety and Woolsey Fire rebuilds
- 9/23/2019 - City Council directed the School District Separation Ad Hoc Committee, City Manager, and City Attorney to:
- Develop a plan to pursue SM-MUSD separation with LACOE
- Consider any other options to facilitate separation; and
- Continue considering negotiations with SM-MUSD
- 3/9/2020 - Following an update from the School District Separation Ad Hoc Committee, the City Council endorsed legislation that provides for the continuation of the Measure R parcel tax after separation of SM-MUSD.
- 7/13/2020 - City Council authorized Amendment No. 1 to the Professional Services Agreement with STLR Corp, dba Ryland School Business Consulting
- 8/10/2020 - City Council authorized the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Professional Services Agreement with Kirk-Carter and Associates (Supplemental report)
- 10/12/2020 - City Council voted unanimously to reinstate the City’s petition for unification of a MUSD to the LACOE Committee on School District Organization. The petition had been put on hold pending negotiations with SMMUSD.
- 10/12/2020 - School District Separation Ad Hoc Committee (Councilmembers Farrer and Mullen) and the City’s financial consultants presented an update on the status of the negotiations at the City Council meeting. (Meeting video)
- 10/28/2020 - City hosted a virtual town hall on School District Separation with presentations from the School District Separation Ad Hoc Committee and the City's consultant team who also answered questions from the public. (Town hall video)
- 10/28/2020 - City received a letter from SM-MUSD Superintendent Ben Drati in response to the City's decision to proceed with its petition to LACOE.
- 11/2/2020 - City Manager sends letter to Dr. Drati in response to his letter of 10/28/2020
January 2016 - City Council ratified formation of the Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee (MUNC), which was subsequently ratified by the SMMUSD Board of Education. MUNC, which engaging in negotiations to resolve financial concerns regarding unification of a separate MUSD.
- 2011 - Formation of the Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS)
- 2013 - Commissioned the West Ed. Study
- 2013 - Collection of thousands of signatures submitted to the Malibu City Council in support of a new MUSD
- September 16, 2015 - City Council adopts Resolution No. 15-60 , authorizing transmission of the petition for unification of a MUSD to the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools