The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is seeking critical feedback through a Technology Access and Use Survey. Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey asks students, staff and parents about Internet access, devices, communication and other important topics.

The results will help SMMUSD refine and improve technology across the school system.

“Hearing every voice is essential to understanding our district’s technology needs,” said SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon. “I appreciate everyone’s input as we determine which technologies will best enhance teaching and learning.”

Staff members will receive e-mail invitations to participate in the survey, as will parents whose e-mail addresses are on file. Parents may also access the survey via the district’s website, www.smmusd.org. Students will take the survey at school. To encourage candid participation, all feedback is confidential, with responses anonymous to SMMUSD staff.

Participants are assured that reports will be delivered at the aggregate level only, with no individual data or identifying information in any report.

Once the survey closes on Thursday, April 10, the district will share results, along with next steps.

“Technology is an integral part of education at home and at school,” said Lyon. “Working together, we will ensure improvements that promote our mission: Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap.”

 

Special budget meeting 

 

The school board will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 26,  at 4 p.m. to discuss the district’s finances.

It’s the first time the school board and public will discuss the district’s 2014-15 budget. The meeting will include revenue projections using the Local Control Funding Formula calculation.

Additionally, other district revenues will be discussed. The discussion will include enrollment projections, staffing allocations, and other spending recommendations.

The district office board room is located at 1651 16th St. in Santa Monica.

This workshop is a follow-up to the initial Local Control Funding Formula & Accountability workshop that was held on Nov. 19, 2013. During that meeting, stakeholder groups and the Board of Education listened to a thorough presentation regarding the new formula, asked questions, and provided input as part of the process in developing SMMUSD’s accountability plan.

The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is posted on the district website at smmusd.org/board/meetings.html

Educators want to hear from you

 

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is seeking critical feedback through a Technology Access and Use Survey. Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey asks students, staff and parents about Internet access, devices, communication and other important topics.

The results will help SMMUSD refine and improve technology across the school system.

“Hearing every voice is essential to understanding our district’s technology needs,” said SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon. “I appreciate everyone’s input as we determine which technologies will best enhance teaching and learning.”

Staff members will receive e-mail invitations to participate in the survey, as will parents whose e-mail addresses are on file. Parents may also access the survey via the district’s website, www.smmusd.org. Students will take the survey at school. To encourage candid participation, all feedback is confidential, with responses anonymous to SMMUSD staff.

Participants are assured that reports will be delivered at the aggregate level only, with no individual data or identifying information in any report.

Once the survey closes on Thursday, April 10, the district will share results, along with next steps.

“Technology is an integral part of education at home and at school,” said Lyon. “Working together, we will ensure improvements that promote our mission: Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap.”

 

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Special budget meeting

 

The school board will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 26,  at 4 p.m. to discuss the district’s finances.

It’s the first time the school board and public will discuss the district’s 2014-15 budget. The meeting will include revenue projections using the Local Control Funding Formula calculation.

Additionally, other district revenues will be discussed. The discussion will include enrollment projections, staffing allocations, and other spending recommendations.

The district office board room is located at 1651 16th St. in Santa Monica.

This workshop is a follow-up to the initial Local Control Funding Formula & Accountability workshop that was held on Nov. 19, 2013. During that meeting, stakeholder groups and the Board of Education listened to a thorough presentation regarding the new formula, asked questions, and provided input as part of the process in developing SMMUSD’s accountability plan.

The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is posted on the district website at smmusd.org/board/meetings.html

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