San Marcos High School Celebrates the Pool Deck Resurfacing Project Completion

Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education, Superintendent Cary Matsuoka, and San Marcos High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the San Marcos High School pool deck resurfacing project. The San Marcos High School resurfacing project was made possible by Measure I community bond funds and completed over the […]

New Teachers Get a Running Start on Their New Careers

Santa Barbara Unified School District launches a new Teacher Induction Program A first-ever Teacher Induction Program led by Santa Barbara Unified School District launched this week with 85 preliminary credentialed teachers. The district-led program provides new educators with an individualized, job-imbedded system of mentoring, support, and professional learning in the beginning of the teacher’s first […]

Kelly A. Moore named as Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Safety Coordinator

Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education announced the selection of Kelly A. Moore as Safety Coordinator for Santa Barbara Unified School District. The position will manage safety projects and initiatives, safety training, and will serve as an informational resource to staff and administrators. Kelly A. Moore will begin on July 17, 2018.

Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Santa Barbara Unified School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Santa Barbara Unified School District answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

National Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

Among 7,500 student winners across the nation to receive $2500 scholarships for college, five are local Santa Barbara Unified School District high school students The 2018 National Merit Scholarship selection committee named five Santa Barbara Unified School District high school seniors as winners of the National Merit $2500 scholarship. High school students enter the National […]

Music access and education a priority for all students

Santa Barbara Unified School District was, once again, honored with the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This designation is the latest example of Santa Barbara Unified’s efforts to lead the way in offering music and the arts […]