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 […]

State of Our Schools 2017

A HUGE Thank you to Santa Barbara Education Foundation and Santa Barbara City College Foundation for sponsoring the State of our Schools 2017. Santa Barbara Unified School District is grateful for the gift of support this community has for public education. Thank you all who came in person, watched live with KEYT, or will watch […]

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 […]

Santa Barbara Unified School District Considers Limiting Interdistrict Transfers

Santa Barbara Unified School Board of Education will consider a policy change limiting interdistrict transfers at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on October 10, 2017. The policy change under consideration is a result of a district funding model shift to basic aid this fiscal year. Basic aid is when the district is in a position […]

Five High School Students from Santa Barbara Unified School District Named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Five high school students from Santa Barbara Unified School District were among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists announced today who qualified for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Semifinalist may be considered for a National Merit Scholarship if they advance to the Finalist standing in the competition, which is […]

Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal, Alicia Saballa-Santana, Announces Retirement

Español Santa Barbara Community Academy Principal, Alicia Saballa-Santana announced she will retire on October 6, 2017 after six years of service with Santa Barbara Unified School District and 32 years in education. Saballa-Santana began her service with Santa Barbara Unified School District on September 2011 as Principal of Santa Barbara Community Academy. “Santa Barbara Unified […]