Malibu Unites Urges SMMUSD to Make Public Comment Early for Parents

Malibu Unites Urges SMMUSD to Make Public Comment Early for Parents

March 18, 2014


I have requested to you numerous times in the past, and I do so again, to move public comment to a scheduled time of 6:30-7:30pm. This gives the board about an hour to do business and then gives your constituents a specific time to be heard, so they can plan accordingly with their children that attend school in the morning. Hearing from your parents, students and community members is imperative and you have many concerned parents with several important issues.It is a parent’s responsibility to prepare our children for school the next day and get them to bed and you can not expect parents to wait until some random time after you are finished doing your business to speak. It is the boards job to listen to their constituents and advocate for them, and the only way to do that is to hear what we have to say. It is better to hear concerns up front rather than complaints after mistakes are made, which cost precious time and money.

Community voice should be of the utmost importance to you and this is your opportunity to hear it. If you wait until 8:30 or later you will lose the parents just like you did at the last Malibu meeting concerning district wide funding.

Please make public comment a permanently scheduled time at 6:30 to accommodate parents who have family’s and children they must attend to in the evenings.

Thank you,

Jennifer DeNicola

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