Editor:

We have been informed by concerned citizens that several teenagers are going door-to-door in Santa Monica allegedly selling magazine subscriptions as a fundraiser for the Samohi Regional Occupation Program (ROP).

There are no current fundraisers of this type in progress to benefit ROP or any other Samohi group or club.

We appreciate your support of legitimate fundraisers by our students and encourage you to always ask to see school identification to establish a connection to any of our schools.

Please share this with your neighbors as well who may want to support our students, but have not previously asked for ID.

If you are approached and unable to confirm legitimacy of the fundraiser, please report this activity to the Santa Monica Police Department.

Thank you.

Gail Pinsker, Community & Public Relations Officer
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District