A proud SMMUSD parent K-12, and 25-year resident of Santa Monica, I am running to bring transparency and accountability to a Board that has fallen short in their responsibilities for fiscal and curricular oversight.

We need change on the Board of Education, and the time is now.

Endorsed by the Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association (SMMCTA)

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As your new SMMUSD Board member, I will…

• demand a coherent, detailed plan for our return to live and in-person education

• work relentlessly to reduce class sizes

• defend our flagship Arts and Immersion programs

• bring scrutiny and transparency to our budget processes

• ensure full compliance with Brown Act open meeting laws

• protect families’ digital privacy as third-party online technology is integrated into the curriculum

• promote data driven decision-making with measurable outcomes for student achievement

• write no more “blank checks” and require detailed accountability for the $25 million in additional taxes we pay annually, and the more than $1 billion in bonds passed since 2006 that Santa Monica and Malibu voters have generously supported

• end multi-year deficit spending; teachers should never be first on the chopping block

"While the pandemic has been our greatest challenge, we must not forget the institutional crises that were in full flare before Coronavirus hit; issues that will still be with us when the pandemic recedes."

On November 3, 2020, vote Steven Johnson for SMMUSD Board of Education