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An Update fom CEPS

We are almost to Election Day so we at CEPS want to update you on a few matters.

  1. Tomorrow November 11th at 10 a.m. our endorsed school board candidates Alicia Mignano, Laurie Lieberman and Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein will be meeting to walk precincts with our teachers at the headquarters of the Santa Monica-Malibu Teachers Association at 1508 18th Street in Santa Monica. In a contentious election our candidates and teachers could use your help, so we encourage you to join them tomorrow morning. We advise wearing good walking shoes and sun protection and staying hydrated.

  2. If you can’t make it tomorrow morning but would like to reach out to voters in your neighborhood, let us know and we will provide you with printed material to hand out to voters. Even if you only have time to connect with a limited number of neighbors it will make a difference.

  3. We have learned that A Brighter Future, the PAC running school board candidates opposed to ours, received 89% of its funding via $30,000 donated by a dentist residing in Glendale. We wonder why A Brighter Future can’t generate local funding for its efforts and are curious why a dentist in another district would have so much interest in the politics of our local schools.

  4. The election will soon be over and regardless of the results we at CEPS will remain deeply committed to our schools. So we want you to know about this opportunity to serve our district by applying for the Financial Oversight Committee: “The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is seeking a qualified candidate who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to fill a mid-term vacancy on the committee. The term of the open position ends on June 30, 2023. The committee will consider all applications received by November 25, 2022. “ https://tinyurl.com/FOC-application

  5. If you haven’t seen them, you might enjoy these letters in our local paper:

    1. https://smdp.com/2022/10/25/letter-to-the-editor-contentious-election/

    2. https://smdp.com/2022/10/29/consider-the-source-and-be-an-informed-voter/

    3. http://smdp.com/2022/11/04/transparency-at-pacs/


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