The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is pleased to announce that the District has enrolled in year three of Los Angeles Metro's GoPass program, which provides free public transit rides and Transit Assistance Program (TAP) cards to all kindergarten through 12th grade students. The initiative promotes accessibility and encourages the use of public transportation.
Year two of Metro’s GoPass program ended on June 30, 2023. Metro is requiring both new enrollees and reactivations for existing GoPass participants to re-register for year three. One eligibility code will be generated per person. Year three will run through June 30, 2024.
➢ For first time enrollees or replacement cards, visit your school’s front office for TAP cards and eligibility codes during normal school hours.
➢ To reactivate your existing TAP card for the 2023-24 school year, please submit the form below to receive an eligibility code and instructions.
➢ One form per student please: https://bit.ly/GoPass2023-2024
For more information on Metro's GoPass program, visit: www.metro.net/riding/fares/gopass/.
Questions? Please email SMMUSD's Sustainability Manager Austin Toyama at email@example.com.
SMMUSD Sustainability Awards:
The District adopted the Districtwide Plan for Sustainability on March 21st 2019. The plan defines what sustainability means to SMMUSD and provides a thorough pathway of how to get there. The plan is organized into categories: climate, solid waste, water, transportation, food, nutrition and wellness, energy and renewables, and education and engagement. Each category has specific implementation strategies and goals to be reached by 2020, 2025 and 2030. The Sustainability Plan is the product of collaborative efforts between the District’s Board of Education, staff, educators, students, parents, and community members.
The Sustainability Plan is organized into eight sustainability focus areas:
Through the plan development process, the District:
- Documented baseline conditions
- Established goals and performance indicators
- Highlighted current initiatives and best practices
- Identified improvement strategies
- Evaluated project costs and funding mechanisms for each of these focus areas
Below is the chart with the performance indicators of all of the sustainability categories within the plan. The below metrics and the 2017-2018 will be used to track, compare and report all future efforts.
Implementation of the plan:
Successful implementation of the District's Sustainability Plan will require top-down leadership, the development of ongoing program management structures, the allocation of additional staffing and financial resources, a commitment to monitoring and reporting, and an effective communications strategy. Together, these elements will ensure that all parts of the plan work together and that there is adequate political and financial capital to support the foundational integration of sustainability values and practices into District operations and decision-making processes.