SMMUSD to Hold Community Meeting on Proposed Combining of Juan Cabrillo, Pt. Dume

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be holding a meeting regarding the “realignment of Malibu schools” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School multipurpose room. 

In an announcement on Monday morning, SMMUSD announced that the proposed realignment would bring more students to Point Dume from Juan Cabrillo Elementary School. According to reporting from KBU News, the proposal would involve the potential closure of Juan Cabrillo as an elementary school. 

There are some ideas being floated out, on combining two of our elementary schools — Point Dume and Juan Cabrillo — at the Point Dume site,” KBU quoted Malibu High School Principal Dr. Cheli Nye saying Friday.

Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati and School Board Member Craig Foster will lead the community meeting. To submit questions or comments, click here and select “Malibu pathway realignment.” Information will also be posted to the SMMUSD website following the meeting.

The announcement comes on the heels of the last SMMUSD School Board meeting, where the possibility of tearing down Malibu High completely was briefly discussed.

Look out for a longer story in this week’s Malibu Times print edition and online later this week.


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