CEPS WELCOMES SHARI L. DAVIS BACK AS CHAIR
Shari Davis first stepped into a chairmanship position for CEPS in 2003 as co-Chair with Louise Jaffe. In 2007, Davis became sole Chair when Jaffe stepped down after being elected as a Trustee of Santa Monica College 2007. Davis took a leave from leading CEPS in 2009 when she was elected to become President of the Santa Monica Malibu Council of PTAs, then returned as co-Chair with Rebecca Kennerly until 2012, when Davis again stepped down to run for a seat on the Santa Monica City Council.
CEPS is pleased to welcome Shari back. Her steady leadership and insight have been a critical contributor to the success of the group.
2002 Measure EE Fails – What now?
2003 CEPS becomes official!
Facing the crisis of Measure EE failing, the now four-year old “casual” group formally becomes “Community for Excellent Public Schools” .
June 3, 2003 — Measure S passes with a margin of just 166 votes, equivalent to 0.01%!
2004 CEPS launches new ballot measure effort
2004 Negotiated “Contract” Terms Reached; CEPS Halts Ballot Measure
2005 Caravan For Kids – Statewide Push
2006 First “State of Our Schools” – annual report on SMMUSD’s academic achievements, financial status and future challenges.
2008 Measure R passes with 73% of the vote, providing permanent funding of $11 million per year for SMMUSD
2009 Master Facilities Use Agreement Renewed at $7.4 million per year
2010 Measure A Falls Just Short
2010 Save Our Schools! emergency fundraising effort with Education Foundation raised $1.6 million
2010 Propositions Y&YY Pass! sharing new revenues between SMMUSD and the City of Santa Monica