To the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati, Santa Monica City Council Council, Malibu City Council :

Stop the Shut Down of Our Child Development Centers

In these times of uncertainty, our children need stability and support more than ever. Working parents, who must provide for their families, need the assurance of safe and reliable child care. And as we plan for recovery, we need to strengthen the places our communities rely on for help and support. Yet, in the midst of this pandemic, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District has moved to shut down its child development centers.

The school district’s decision will disrupt the lives of hundreds of families and children and displace dozens of dedicated education workers who have provided quality care and early learning to our community for decades. This drastic decision will make recovery even more difficult. Instead of planning for a safe re-opening, Santa Monica Malibu Unified is shutting its doors on our children and communities.

I urge you to stop the shut down of our Child Development Centers. Keep our children safe and learning and help families recover from this pandemic.

Petition to Stop the Shut Down of SMMUSD
Child Development Centers

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By submitting this petition, I am urging the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board and Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati, Santa Monica City Council Council, and Malibu City Council to stop the shut down of our Child Development Centers, commit to keeping our children safe and learning, and helping families through this pandemic.