Associate Superintendent of LAUSD Brings Strong Experience in Equity, Excellence, and Community Building Today the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint a new Superintendent, Hilda Maldonado.  Maldonado was chosen for her extensive background in academic achievement, her strong focus on partnerships and her current leadership in responding to the […]

Updates from Superintendent Matsuoka

Dear Santa Barbara Unified School District families and staff. I wanted to bring you a few updates regarding plans in the works on various fronts as we begin to wrap up the current school year and turn our thoughts to planning for the Fall. Today is day 37 of school closure. The disruption to life […]

New Principal Named at Santa Barbara Junior High

We are pleased to announce the naming of James Koenig as the next principal of Santa Barbara Junior High. Koenig comes to us by way of Oxnard Union High School District after leading the Student Support Services department for four years. Previously, he was the principal of Gateway Community School and Providence Court’s high school […]

Denise Granger Named Washington Elementary School Principal

DENISE GRANGER APPOINTED NEW PRINCIPAL, WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL We are pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Granger as the next principal of Washington Elementary, effective July 1, 2020. With her current experience as assistant principal at both Washington and Adams elementary schools, we are confident that Ms. Granger will build upon the foundation and […]

Important announcement and resources for SB Unified families and staff

Dear Santa Barbara Unified School District families, students and staff, The closure of all schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District will extend through the end of the academic year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While school facilities are closed, instruction – via distance learning – will continue. We have just finished our second […]