The New Look Of Malibu High Arrives On Flatbed Truck

Written by on September 13, 2018

A notable stir of excitement yesterday at Malibu High School.

The first section of prefabricated classroom was trucked onto the campus yesterday.

It will be part of a new two story classroom block at the eastern end of the campus.

It replaces a single-story structure that was widely regarded as a sick building … blamed by some teachers for cancer and other disease.

The old structure had P C B in it … used 60 years ago as a harmless sticky substance to glue down tile and seal windows.

Turns out … P C B can cause thyroid cancer if ingested.

More and more of the high school was found tainted with small amounts of P C B.

Now … the community is faced with a 175 miliion dollar bond issue … Measure M … on the ballot this fall.

Supporters of the bond issue met last night at Malibu City Hall … for an update on political developments.

AMPS … the Advocates for Malibu Public Schools … held the meeting to reintroduce itself … as a new school year begins.

Details on the agreement between Malibu and Santa Monica school board members … to disconnect Malibu from the Santa Monica school District … we discussed.

Superintendent Ben Drati noted that the discussions are actually three-way … with the L-A County Department of Education in a decision-making role.

At a meeting last week … county officials gave Malibu and Santa Monica more time to negotiate the friendly divorce.

And board member Craig Foster emphasized that the school board and Malibu already have an agreement in principle for the district split.

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