Multipurpose Room Renovation in the Spotlight

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 […]

Santa Barbara Unified expands safety efforts, adopts standard response protocols

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 […]

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.