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 […]

Statement regarding the President’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

Español Santa Barbara Unified School District issued the following statement to Santa Barbara Unified families regarding the President’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Dear Santa Barbara Unified School District Families: The President’s action to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program reverberated throughout Santa Barbara Unified School […]

We’re Breaking Ground!!

Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent Cary Matsuoka invite the community to attend a groundbreaking ceremony on August 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for the Santa Barbara High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement, Stadium Renovation, and Site Utilities Upgrade Project. For more information and to RSVP, please click on this link to […]

California Schools Mobile Application

Do you know of someone who wants to learn more about Santa Barbara Unified public schools? California Department of Education (CDE) released its first mobile application that offers detailed information about California’s 10,000 public schools, including Santa Barbara Unified schools. The CA Schools mobile app is available for iOS and Android systems and provides users […]

2017 Summer Facility Projects

While our students were away for the summer, our facilities staff was busy getting our school sites ready for the new year. We completed a number of projects thanks to the support of our voters for passing bond Measures I and J. These community bonds provide dedicated facility funds to make a difference in ensuring […]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Instrument Drive

Have an old instrument gathering dust in your closet or garage? Dust it off and put it into the hands of an aspiring young musician today. All types of instruments are accepted, from ukuleles to flutes. In particular, there is a strong need for alto saxophone, clarinets, violins, and guitars. Learn more by visiting the […]