Santa Barbara Unified School District Celebrates Completion of a Bond-Funded Project with Ribbon Cutting at Harding University Partnership School Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent Cary Matsuoka celebrated the completion of a nearly $1 million, Measure J bond-funded multipurpose room renovation project at Harding University Partnership School. A ribbon cutting ceremony […]
Comprehensive efforts balance age-appropriate, physical and psychological safety Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education took action to respond to the district’s focused priority: assess and enhance comprehensive school safety planning in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout the school district. The Board of Education formally adopted agreements with local public safety agencies to align […]
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 […]
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 […]
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education selected Lauren Berlin as principal of Alta Vista Alternative High School and La Cuesta Continuation High School. Berlin succeeds Elise Simmons, EdD who was selected to serve as principal of Santa Barbara High School. Alta Vista Alternative High School and La Cuesta Continuation High School are two, […]
The Foundation for Santa Barbara High School is proud to announce the success of #SBHSStrong, a program to support school families who were negatively impacted by the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flows. Created just two months ago, The Foundation for SBHS’s new fund allocated a total of $107,850 to 115 students. Gifts targeted families […]
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.
Santa Barbara Unified School District Food Services will offer FREE meals to all youth 18 years old and younger at multiple sites throughout the county beginning June 11, 2018.
It is with great sadness that the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education learned of the sudden passing of Principal Jo Ann Caines yesterday. Those who worked with her described her as a courageous leader who was a tireless advocate for justice and education of all students. She set a high standard for […]
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.