Five-Million-Dollar Donation from The Foundation for Santa Barbara High School Presented to Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education for the Peabody Grandstand Replacement, Stadium Renovation, and Site Utilities Upgrade Project

Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education accepted a five-million-dollar donation from the Foundation for Santa Barbara High School (Foundation for SBHS) for the Peabody Grandstand Replacement, Stadium Renovation, and Site Utilities Upgrade Project. “The Peabody Stadium capital campaign was a historic success for the Foundation,” said Greg Tebbe, Peabody Stadium Renovation Campaign Chair […]

Jacqueline Reid, PhD elected President of the Board of Education as part of the Reorganization of Santa Barbara Unified School Board of Education Leadership

Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education elected their 2018 leadership. Officers who will serve as president, vice president, and clerk are: Dr. Jacqueline Reid, President; Wendy Sims-Moten, Vice President; and Laura Capps, Clerk. The Board also approved their regular meeting dates through June 2019 and appointed members to a variety of county, district, […]

All Santa Barbara Unified Schools Will Reopen as Planned in the New Year

School campuses being prepared for students’ return following the disruption of the Thomas Fire Santa Barbara Unified School District will reopen schools as planned on January 2, 2018. Santa Barbara Unified schools were closed from December 7 through 15 in advance of winter break as a result of the Thomas Fire. Cleanup efforts for approximately […]

Due to wide-ranging factors of Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara Unified schools will be closed until after winter break, reopening Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The following message was provided by Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Cary Matsuoka to our school community this evening: We have made the difficult decision to close Santa Barbara Unified for the entire week of December 11-15, 2017. I appreciate your continued engagement with your school community. Many of us have felt the impact […]

Santa Barbara Unified School District Announces Appointment of Anna Scharfeld as Interim Assistant Principal for Santa Barbara Community Academy

Superintendent Cary Matsuoka announced the appointment of Anna Scharfeld as Interim Assistant Principal for Santa Barbara Community Academy (SBCA) beginning Monday, December 4, 2017 through June 2018. Ms. Scharfeld most recently served as Assistant Principal at Santa Barbara High School and a consultant for neighboring school districts. Santa Barbara Unified School District will seek a […]

Maria Larios-Horton Named Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement

Superintendent Cary Matsuoka announced the selection of Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement, Maria Larios-Horton. Larios-Horton currently serves as Director of Multilingual and Migrant Education Programs for Santa Maria Joint Union High School District. She will start in her new position on January 2, 2018. The selection of Larios-Horton […]

International Celebrity Chef to Participate in Santa Barbara Unified Food Services Professional Development Day Featuring “Plant Strong” Culinary Workshop

Santa Barbara Unified School District (Santa Barbara Unified) continues its commitment to going deliciously green presenting an all-day culinary training co-sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States during a districtwide professional development day on October 30, 2017. The bilingual culinary workshop will feature acclaimed chef, activist and media personality, Eddie Garza. Chef Garza […]