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The Santa Monica-Malibu Arts Education Advocacy team is a group of community stakeholders whose mission is to support the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in implementing its Visual and Performing Arts Education Policy and its Strategic Plan.

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Arts Education Plan

Board Policy -- Instruction -- Visual and Performing Arts Education -- BP 6142.6 -- August 19, 2009

Creative Capital: Culture, Community, Vision -- A Plan for the Development of Santa Monica's Arts and Culture

Municipal General Plan


The Santa Monica High School Viking Marching Band, competing in the first field show tournament of the year, took part in the 2013 Baldwin Park High School Field Tournament on Saturday, October 19. 
The Santa Monica Mirror reports Santa Monica City Council candidates can now be viewed responding to issues in a YouTube video as part of their election campaigns. Produced by Santa Monica CityTV, the recordings invite the candidates to respond to a variety of issues facing Santa Monica, including the city's fiscal health, the plight of the homeless, and traffic.
On May 8, the Santa Monica City Council added an “arts and culture” goal area to its Sustainable City Plan, becoming the first city in California to include cultural indicators as part of an overall evaluation of sustainability.  Through inclusion of this goal area, Santa Monica resolves to:
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will host the next Arts for All meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00pm.  Suggested arrival time is 6:30pm.  The meeting will take place in the Board Room of SMMUSD District Office, 2nd floor, 1651 16th St., Santa Monica, 90404.
Any school event—especially those that involve parents, students and teachers—provides opportunities to build public will to maintain arts education within public schools.  In Santa Monica-Malibu USD, for example, the annual Stairway of the Stars event has become an invaluable reminder of the power of the district’s renowned music education programs. 
The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Arts for All Committee and Arts Education Advocacy Team invite the community to attend their next meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, from 6:00 to 715pm.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the SMMUSD District Office, 1651 16th St., Santa Monica 90404. 
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s new superintendent was introduced to the Santa Monica-Malibu Arts Education Advocacy Team and the District Advisory Council (DAC) Wednesday night at the school district's office. 
Congratulations to the residents of the City of Santa Monica for the passage of measures Y and YY. Measure Y will bring $12 million dollars annually to the City’s general fund. Measure YY stipulates that half of the money received from measure Y will go to Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD).


SMMUSD Board Room
1651 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

All meetings are 7 - 9 p.m.
For dates, please visit the SMMUSD VAPA webpage.


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