The Educational Services department is responsible for curriculum and instruction, content standards, child development preschool and after school programs, athletics, gifted and talented education program, home and hospital program, independent study and home school programs, student assessment, summer school, higher education collaboration, staff development, and vocation education.
Board Policies and Administrative Regulations – Students [section 5000] | Instruction [section 6000]
- Advanced Learning Program
- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
- After School/Expanded Learning Programs
- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Community of Schools and Program for Effective Access to College (PEAC)
- Preschool/Early Education and Support
- Dual Language Immersion Program
- Transitional Kindergarten
- Work Permits
DESTINY LIBRARY CATALOG
The Destiny Library Manager is web-based, allowing access to the catalog from any computer with an Internet connection. The following information provides students, parents and teachers with the tools to access and navigate the library catalog.
Destiny is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection at https://sbunified.follettdestiny.com
Click on your school and refer to the search instructions below.
CATALOG SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS
- Click on the Basic Search tab. Enter a search term in the Find box. Click on the appropriate search button below the box, such as Keyword, Title, etc. Results will then be displayed. The number of copies available is shown to the right of the title. Click on Details for more information.
- Too many or too few titles found? Click on Refine Your Search to try again.
- Note: Do not use the Back button to return to a previous screen. This will cause you to exit the catalog. To return to the Find box, click on Library Search on the green line at the top of the screen.
Questions? Contact your library technician for help.
Use the following as a guide through the above policy link:
BP 1321 Solicitation of Funds From and By Students
AR 1321 Solicitation of Funds From and By Students
BP 3260 Fees and Charges
AR 3260 Fees and Charges
BP 3290 Gifts Grants and Bequests
AR 3290 Gifts, Grants and Bequests
BP 3452 Student Activity Funds
BP 3554 Other Food Sales
AR 3554 Other Food Sales
BP 4135 Soliciting and Selling
BP 7215 Fundraising for the Purpose of Augmenting Bond Funds
AR 7215 Fundraising for the Purpose of Augmenting Bond Funds
The Office of Research and Evaluation supports site and district leadership teams in monitoring trends in student learning, using educational data to inform school and district annual planning, and designing program evaluations. In addition, the office conducts district-wide research and evaluation studies, manages district-wide survey administration, and processes requests to conduct academic and evaluation research.
Ad-hoc reporting for SBUSD employees is facilitated by Education Technology Services (ETS). Please submit a ticket to ETS through Zendesk for support in creating queries or custom reports, and select Aeries under Issue Type.
DISTRICT-WIDE SURVEY RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION
SBUnified contracts with professional research entities for the administration and analysis of many district-wide surveys, in addition to developing and administering our own surveys. Survey research administration may include, but is not limited to the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys (Cal-SCHLS).
California Department of Education (CDE):
Data and Statistics: Data and statistics collected from California schools and learning support resources to identify trends and educational needs and to measure performance
Testing and Accountability: Provides information on student academic achievement and program requirements
California Accountability Model and School Dashboard: California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population based on a concise set of measures
State Priorities Snapshot: Graphic display of data required for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) relating to implementation of state priorities in the areas of Student Achievement, Student Engagement and School Climate
Santa Barbara Unified School District:
SBUnified opens one research application window annually from March 15-31. The application consists of an online application, signature forms, and supplemental documents (see instructions below). All components of the application must be submitted during the spring application window for consideration to conduct research the following academic year; multi-year proposals are welcome.
COVID-19 UPDATE (REVISED FRI., MARCH 20):
During this rapidly evolving and challenging time, it is essential that we SBUnified protect our school and district leaders’ time to be able to focus on supporting teachers, students and families in our transition to remote learning during school closure, following the Governor’s Executive Order and guidance through the California Department of Education.
Accordingly, in this current research window, we are only able to consider applications for renewals of projects that are currently underway; no new projects are able to be considered for SY 2020-2021.
The following submission guidelines apply for renewal applications:
- The online application to conduct research during the 2020-2021 school year must be completed on or before March 31, 2020 for consideration.
- Do not contact school or district staff regarding potential modifications to your existing project at this time; please describe in the online application only.
- We are waiving the previously required signature form, as we will consult internally with leaders during our review; this will allow them to focus on school closure and preparation for remote learning.
- For online applications submitted on or before March 31, 2020, the supplemental documents may be submitted through April 30, 2020. See instructions and supplemental forms below.
SBUnified staff aim to have decisions made before the end of each school year, with formal approval and preparations in place before the start of each school year. This timeline is subject to change pending state, local, and district circumstances due to COVID-19.
Thank you for your understanding under these unprecedented circumstances.
Step 1 (Currently Suspended Due to COVID-19): Contact the school administrator(s) to discuss your idea for academic or evaluation research in relation to how it supports school and district goals. This informal conversation should occur before you have developed a robust proposal in order to lay the groundwork for gaining potential access to a school site for research purposes. For projects that involve a district office department, please engage in conversation with the respective district administrator(s). It is critical that the administrator(s) fully support your work; no formal application will be considered without the respective administrator’s support.
Step 2: Complete the online application in collaboration with the school or district administrator(s) overseeing the site(s) at which you wish to conduct research, or whose administrative data you wish to access by March 31.
Step 3: Complete all required supporting documentation as directed in the application form, also listed in the form below “SBUnified Research Application Instructions and Supplemental Forms.” Email the supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC the primary SBUnified administrator(s) with whom you developed the application by March 31 (Changed to April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19). Please list the project title in the email subject line to ensure it can be matched to the online application. Submissions outside of a window will not be considered.
REVIEW AND NOTIFICATION PROCESSES
A team of administrators will review the application, which will be considered in accordance with SBUnified AR6162.8 governing research. SBUnified staff aim to have decisions made before the end of each school year, with board approval and preparations in place before the start of each school year. You will receive notification from the Office of Research and Evaluation regarding the status of your study.
APPROVED PROJECTS – NEXT STEPS
Step 4: As required, the Office of Research and Evaluation will inform a researcher if a written agreement (e.g. MOU) is required prior to beginning research activity, and will work with the researcher’s institution to complete it. The Office of Research and Evaluation will notify the researcher once the agreement has been approved by the SBUnified Board of Education, and that research activity may begin.
Step 5: As required, the Office of Research and Evaluation will inform a researcher if fingerprinting and/or tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required prior to beginning research activity in accordance with SBUnified BP and AR 6162.8, and will provide directions on how to do so through the SBUnified Human Resources department. In accordance with BP and AR 6162.8, the associated costs shall not be borne by the district. Please note that SBUnified is able to accept copies of TB results, but is not able to accept proof of fingerprinting completed through other organizations; this is due to how the Department of Justice communicates with organizations regarding persons screened. Researchers and school sites will be informed once clearance has been verified, and research activities may begin.
Use the following as a guide through the above policy link:
BP 6162.8 Research
AR 6162.8 Research