New Malibu High principal announced

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The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District on Wednesday appointed Jerry Block to take over as the principal of Malibu High School. Block last served as assistant principal at Oak Park High School for seven years. Block was hired after former principal Mark Kelly took a job at the district as director of student services.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the faculty,” Block said. “We have a big task and that is to prepare students to be global citizens of the 21st century.” 

The hiring was announced on Wednesday night at the board of education’s regular meeting at Malibu City Hall. 

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