January 16, 2020 A proposal to create a working organic farm and learning center at Santa Barbara Unified School District’s 12-acre Hidden Valley property is not moving forward. School officials had been exploring the concept of a small farm and culinary arts program at the site, located at the southern end of Palermo Drive west of Veronica Springs ...
January 15, 2020
Santa Barbara School Board Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday to hire McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. as the consulting firm to handle the district’s search for a new superintendent. Cary Matsuoka, who has served as the Santa Barbara schools’ chief for the past four years, will retire in June.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based firm has been conducting national ...
January 6, 2020Dos Pueblos teacher Bethany Bodenhamer has been appointed as the interim Dean of Student Engagement at Dos Pueblos High School. Her first day in the role is January 21, 2020.
Bodenhamer joined Santa Barbara Unified in 2008 as a Social Studies and English teacher at Dos Pueblos and has enjoyed serving in a variety of teaching ...
December 19, 2019
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education elected their 2020 leadership at the school board meeting on December 16, 2019. Officers who will serve as president, vice president, and clerk are: Laura Capps, President; Jacqueline Reid, Vice President; and Rose Muñoz, Clerk.
The Board also approved their regular meeting dates through June 2021 and appointed ...
December 17, 2019
Santa Barbara Unified is hosting a series of forums on the dangers of vaping.
Come learn more about the rising youth epidemic of vaping:
When: 6-7 pm, Thursday, Jan. 23
Where: Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
Presenter: Jennifer Anaya-Figueroa, a Tobacco Preventionist with Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley
(Interpretation services provided)
December 16, 2019 Science Instructional Materials Viewing Opportunities:
Grades 7, 8, and 9th Grade Physics in the Universe
The links below provide information on Science Instructional Materials Piloting for Grades 7, 8, and 9th Grade Physics in the Universe. We invite you to view the information and materials on your own or in person at one of our viewing events:
November 21, 2019
Goleta Valley Junior High: Tuesday, Jan. 7
La Colina Junior High: Thursday, Dec. 12
La Cumbre Junior High: WEDnesday, Jan. 8
Santa Barbara Junior High: Monday, Dec. 9
Dos Pueblos High: Thursday, Jan. 9
San Marcos High: Wednesday, Dec. 4
Santa Barbara High: Wednesday, Dec. 11
La Cuesta/Alta Vista High: Wednesday, Jan. 29, (5 PM)
*all events begin at 6 pm unless otherwise ...
November 15, 2019
After 40 years in education, Superintendent of Santa Barbara schools Cary Matsuoka delivered his final State of our Schools speech. Matsuoka is set to retire at the end of the school year.
November 7, 2019 New Students
Beginning December 2, 2019, the Santa Barbara Unified School District invites new families to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year. Our district welcomes children entering transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade. If enrolling for the first time in a Santa Barbara Unified School District school, you must complete the enrollment process online or in-person at ...
October 22, 2019After 40 years as an educator, Superintendent of Santa Barbara public schools Cary Matsuoka has announced his decision to retire at the end of the school year, effective June 30, 2020. Matsuoka announced the decision at the October 22, 2019 board meeting before a packed crowd at Santa Barbara Junior High’s Marjorie Luke Theatre.
During the ...
October 17, 2019Utilizing the CrisisGo emergency communication platform, Santa Barbara Unified School District campuses participated in the Great ShakeOut drill on Thursday, joining millions of people across the world in practicing earthquake safety protocols.
Santa Barbara schools have participated in the Great California ShakeOut every year since its inception over a decade ago, but this is the first ...