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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

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  • 1651 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 • (310) 450-8338
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District operates 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools, in addition to adult education, preschool, career technical training and alternative schooling programs.

  • Superintendent: Sandra Lyon
  • Board of Trustees: Laurie Lieberman, president; Ralph Mechur, vice president; Jose Escarce, member; Oscar de la Torre, member; Craig Foster, member; Maria Leon-Vazquez, member; Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, member

Santa Monica-Malibu Re-opens 8 Buildings After Tests Clear EPA-Benchmarks

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently re-opened its sixth building on the Malibu High School campus, where nine buildings have been identified by the District for air and surface wipe sampling, as well as soil testing, after parents raised concerns about PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) exposure. In total, the District has re-opened eight buildings, which includes an administration and classroom building at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School. The District’s environmental consultant has worked closely with state and federal agencies, developing and implementing a testing plan that relied on benchmarks established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to ensure the safety of all teachers, staff and students at the school sites. Media contact: Valerie Martinez, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More