STUDENTS CURRENTLY ON A WORK PERMIT
The safety and health of our students is our number one priority. Since the re-opening of businesses and local shelter-in-place orders may fluctuate, we encourage families to contact employers to ask about social distancing and hygiene procedures. The SBUSD follows the guidelines provided by our state and local officials.
For the most up to date information about re-opening California, please visit the state’s Resilience Roadmap web page.
STUDENTS WISHING TO OBTAIN A WORK PERMIT
The Santa Barbara Unified School District recognizes that during the summer, students may wish to apply for a Work Permit, and will issue new Work Permits to students who meet eligibility guidelines.
- Work Permits Issued at School Sites: April, 2020 – June 5, 2020
- Work Permits Issued at the District Office: June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020
In addition to the Work Permit Application form (B1-1), students will also be required to have their prospective employers complete an Assurance of Health and Safety Form which can be completed electronically, or submitted at the same time as the Work Permit Application (B1-1).
As the CDE and CA Employment Office continue to require wet (not electronic) signatures on all Work Permit documents, the SBUSD strongly cautions students, employees, and families to take all measures of health safety precautions when obtaining the required signatures.
LINKS TO NECESSARY DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES
- SBUSD Work Permit Application B1-1 Form
- Assurance of Health and Safety Form for employers (google electronic submission)
- Assurance of Health and Safety Form for employers (pdf)
PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A WORK PERMIT:
- Students must complete the Work Permit application (also known as B1-1 form) with all wet (not electronic) signatures from their potential employer, and their parents.
- Students have three ways to submit their Work Permit Application (B1-1):
- Drop-Off at District Office: Students can drop off their Work Permit Application at the District Office, 720 Santa Barbara Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If no one is at the front desk to receive the Work Permit, students and families can use the Work Permit Drop Box, located on the district reception desk.
- Drop-Off at your School: Students can drop off their Work Permit Application (B1-1) at their school site, and the staff at the school site will send the Work Permit application through district mail to the District Office. Please allow additional time for the Work Permit to arrive at the District Office to be processed.
Attention: CTE / Work Permits
- Mail directly to the District Office: Students can mail their Work Permit application to the District Office. Please allow additional time for the Work Permit to arrive at the DO to be processed.
Attention: CTE / Work Permits
720 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
- Students should have their potential employer complete the Assurance of Health and Safety form. This can be done with the electronic form or with a paper form. If the employer is using the paper form, this should be submitted with the Work Permit Application (B1-1). Work Permits will not be issued to students without a copy of this form on file.
- Once the Work Permit Application (B1-1) is approved and the Assurance form has been received, the student will be notified that a Work Permit has been issued. A complete permit will be mailed back to the student via the US Postal Service to the address provided on the Work Permit application form.
- Students are encouraged to keep a digital record and personal copies of all their work documents.
Please allow for one week of turnaround time for the work permit to be issued. Since staff are still conducting most of their work remotely, there will not be someone at the district office to process the permits on a daily basis.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will SBUSD continue to process new work permit requests during the period of school closures and over the summer?
Yes. SBUSD will process work permits during the period of school closures and over the summer.
Work Permits Issued at School Sites: April, 2020 – June 5, 2020
Work Permits Issued at the District Office: June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020
Are there specific criteria that students must meet in order to obtain a work permit?
Yes. Only students age 12 and older may receive work permits. Students must also maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If a student does not meet the eligibility criteria, the student should connect with their counselor and principal at their school of attendance to consider developing a support plan.C/NC grades earned in Spring 2020 will not affect a student’s GPA. For student’s who chose letter grades in Spring 2020, those letter grades would be included in their GPA.
Are there limits on the number of hours that students may work during the summer?
Yes. Please see below. The hours listed are for the summer only, when school is not in session. Work permits issued during the school year have different guidelines.
12-13 years old: 8 hours per day, up to 40 hours per week.
14-15 years old: 8 hours per day, up to 40 hours per week.
16-17 years old: 8 hours per day, up to 48 hours per week.
Are there limits on the types of work that students may do, in light of California’s phased plan for re-opening?
Yes. Everyone in Santa Barbara County must comply with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the phased plan for California’s reopening from Governor Newsom. As we move through different phases, different jobs may be deemed as essential, or ready to open. Work Permits will be issued in alignment with the phased reopening plan for Santa Barbara County.Information regarding the phased plan for re-opening can be found on the state’s Resilience Roadmap web page.
As explained above, SBUSD’s number one priority is the safety and health of our students. In addition to the Work Permit Application (B1-1), students are required to have their prospective employers complete an Assurance of Health and Safety Form which can be completed electronically, or submitted at the same time as the Work Permit Application (B1-1).
Could there be changes to the process and procedures for Work Permits over the Summer and in the 2020-2021 school year?
Yes. The SBUSD is working closely with County Health Officials to comply with county and state guidelines. If we return to a shelter-in-place, there may be additional restrictions for jobs deemed non-essential. If any changes are made, this website will be updated, and students on current Work Permits will be notified.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Work Permits?
Dr. Anne Roundy-Harter
Director of Secondary Education
All staff forms and documents have been moved to Google Team Drive/Intranet. Staff must be logged in to their district email account for access.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FORMS
BUS PASS APPLICATIONS
CIVIC CENTER USE OF SITE PROPERTY FORM
FISCAL SERVICES FORMS
FOOD SERVICES FORMS
Meal Accommodation Form (Word doc)
HEALTH SERVICES FORMS
PARENT CONSENT FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO OPT-OUT FORM
PHYSICAL EDUCATION FORMS
REGISTRATION (BACK-TO-SCHOOL) FORMS
Parents and students: Click here for online registration after July 1.
STUDENT RECORDS REQUEST FORMS
Title IX of the Education Acts of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in the following areas:
SEX-BASED HARASSMENT/SEXUAL HARASSMENT (INCLUDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE)
- unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature
- sexual violence
- gender-based harassment
RECRUITMENT, ADMISSIONS, AND COUNSELING
- recruitment materials, admission forms, class or career selection materials, admission of students
- counseling services, brochures, materials
- procedures and practices for awarding financial assistance to students
- requires nondiscriminatory participation based on student interests and abilities
- equal opportunities (equipment, supplies, training facilities, recruitment, support services, etc.)
- financial assistance
MARITAL OR FAMILY STATUS, PREGNANT OR PARENTING STUDENTS
- different treatment on the basis of sex based on parental, family, or marital status
- exclusion in educational programs, or activities based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy
- lactating students must be provided reasonable accommodations
- imposing consequences based on sex, gender identity, failing to conform to stereotypical binary expectations, etc.
SCHOOLS, CLASSES, AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
- providing education programs or activities separately on the basis of sex
- requiring or refusing participation by students on the basis of sex
- NOTE: The following are exceptions:
- contact sports in physical education
- classes or portions of classes…that deal primarily with human sexuality
- non-vocational classes and extracurricular activities within a coeducational…school if certain criteria are met.
- employment, recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, grants of leave, benefits consideration or selection for employment based on pregnancy or marital status
- against anyone who has reported, investigated, filed a complaint under Title IX
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TITLE IX
Pursuant to Education Code 221.8m you have the right to:
- fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
- be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- inquire of the athletic director or your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
- apply for athletic scholarships.
- receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
- equipment and supplies
- scheduling of games and practices
- transportation and allowances
- access to tutoring
- locker rooms
- practice and competitive facilities
- medical and training facilities and services
- have access to gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding equity
- contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
- file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
- pursue remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
NOTICE OF STUDENT NONDISCRIMINATION/NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Santa Barbara Unified School District is committed to making the schools free from unlawful discrimination and providing equal opportunities for all individuals in education. The district prohibits discriminatory practices whose purpose or effect has a negative impact on the student’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. The district promotes programs that ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. Any student who engages in discrimination of another student or anyone from the district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
Any employee who permits or engages in discrimination may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. A student or parent/guardian who believes that discrimination has occurred may contact the principal for immediate resolution at the site. A student or parent/guardian is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the District Title IX Coordinator.
FILING A REPORT OR INFORMAL COMPLAINT OF DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING BASED ON SEX
The district believes discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying issues may be resolved at the school site. As such, students, parents, or guardians may report any act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying based on sex (in any area covered by Title IX, including sexual harassment) by a student, staff member or third party directly to the school site’s principal for immediate resolution at the school site.
- Investigation of Reports or Informal Complaints: The responsible school official will conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the complaint which will include, but is not limited to, interviewing the accuser and the accused, asking each to provide names of witnesses, interviewing potential witnesses, and gathering relevant evidence. When sex-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying is reported, interim steps will be taken to stop harassment and protect the accuser from further harassment pending outcome of the investigation and/or complaint. A thorough investigation is required to protect the accuser, afford due process to the accused, and to ensure resolution of the issue(s). A student, or parent or guardian, is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the District Title IX Coordinator.
At any time during the process students, parents, or guardians, may contact the Title IX Coordinator to report or file an informal complaint directly with the district.
FILING A FORMAL OR UNIFORM COMPLAINT
Pursuant to Administrative Regulation 1312.3 at any time during the site resolution process students, parents, or guardians may file a Uniform Complaint. The complaint must be in writing and state that it is a formal complaint or a Uniform Complaint. Uniform Complaint Forms may be obtained from the Office of Student Services.
The Uniform Complaint may be mailed to or filed at:
Office of Student Services
Santa Barbara Unified School District
720 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- Statute of Limitations – Uniform complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) must be filed no later than six months from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged sexual harassment. The six-month period may be extended for good cause, not to exceed an additional 90 days.
- Investigation of Uniform Complaints – The district will undertake an effective, thorough, and objective investigation of the allegations and provide a written report within 60 days of the date receipt of the Uniform Complaint. The report will include a summary of the facts, a decision on the complaint, reason for the decision and corrective actions (if applicable) that have or will be taken, including remedies for the victim. The complainant has the right to present witnesses and evidence.
- Action – If the district determines that its policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying based on sex have been violated, disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion (for students) or dismissal (for employees) will be taken. Remedial actions which are designed to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence and address its effects on the harassed student, will be provided to the victim. Remedial action(s) will also be required of the school site.
- Retaliation – The district prohibits retaliation against any participant in the complaint process including witnesses. A separate Uniform Complaint may be filed if retaliation occurs against any individual involved in the processing of discrimination, harassment, or bullying complaint. Each complaint shall be investigated promptly and in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned. Follow up with the student will occur to ensure the harassment has stopped and that there is no retaliation.
A student or parent/guardian is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the District Title IX Coordinator and/or filing a formal Uniform Complaint.
OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
A good education serves as the foundation for a child to grow to become a happy, healthy and productive adult. Education Code 48200 requires all children between the ages of 6 and 18 to attend a full-time education program as defined by the governing board of the school district in which the parent or legal guardian resides.
BOARD POLICES AND ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS RELATED TO TRUANCY
Santa Barbara Unified School District recognizes that school climate, safety, and learning are not separate endeavors. The District is fully committed to maximizing school safety and creating a positive learning environment. We are actively engaged in comprehensive, unified school safety planning efforts that balance age-appropriate, physical and psychological safety among all of our schools, preschool through twelfth grade.
State law requires all public schools in California to develop a comprehensive school safety plan, per California Education Code sections 32280-32289. State law further requires these safety plans to be updated annually.
TASK FORCE ON SCHOOL CLIMATE AND SAFETY
Santa Barbara Unified School District’s Task Force on School Climate and Safety was authorized by the Board of Education in the Spring of 2018. The Task Force convened with the objective to facilitate a series of school safety and climate community forums based upon five interrelated safety topics; and to gather information to share with the Board on what is working and areas for improvement throughout the district. The five interrelated school climate and safety topics include: 1) School Safety; 2) Public Safety; 3) Cultural Proficiency & Equity; 4) Technology & Social Media; 5) Mental Health & Wellness.
Upcoming community forums as well as wrap up reports from previous events are featured on the district’s Task Force on School Climate and Safety webpage.
This webpage is designed to provide students and families with information and resources about school climate and safety planning efforts in Santa Barbara Unified School District.
- Nationwide Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill
- Board Report on Crisis Prevention & Preparedness (September 25, 2018)
- Santa Barbara Unified Expands Safety Efforts
- Kelly Moore Named District Safety Coordinator
- Task Force on School Climate and Safety
- PREPaRE Training Curriculum
- I Love U Guys Foundation
- Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
- Sandy Hook Promise
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (nasponline.org)
- Rachel’s Challenge
THE DISTRICT’S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IS CLOSED ON ALL LEGAL AND BOARD OF EDUCATION HOLIDAYS:
Friday, July 3, 2020 board holiday
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27, 2020 board holiday
Thursday, December 24, 2020 board holiday
Friday, December 25, 2020 legal holiday
Thursday, December 31, 2020 board holiday
Friday, January 1, 2021 legal holiday
Monday, January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, February 12, 2021 Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 15, 2021 Washington’s Birthday
Friday, March 26, 2021 board holiday
Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
Due to reduced staffing over winter break, the district office will be closed to the public from December 21, 2020 through January 1, 2021.