New Superintendent Cary Matsuoka
The Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education is happy to report that the search for a new superintendent for the Santa Barbara Unified School District has come to a successful conclusion. As such, the district’s five-member board of education is delighted to announce the selection of Mr. Cary Matsuoka to lead the district beginning July 1, 2016.Learn More »
SUMMER SCHOOL: Class is in Session!
We are excited to announce that we are now offering online courses! High school students, don't miss this unique chance to earn credits and get ahead. Registration is now open and classes begin June 13!Learn More »
Thank you to our 2016 HOPE Awards Sponsors!
Here's a huge shout out to all the people who sponsored the HOPE awards and made it such a success. The work we do would not be possible without their support.Learn More »
2016 HOPE Awards
Despite blustering wind, the 2016 HOPE Awards Ceremony was a fun-filled evening! This year, we were privileged to have two major educators as attendees. From one superintendent to another, our host Jack O’Connell, former State Superintendent, helped us honor Dave Cash, the retiring Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent, as well as the work of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.Learn More »
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) promotes community investment in public education to ensure equity and access to an innovative, world-class education that inspires confidence, competence, and creativity in every student in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Created by educators and parents in 1985, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation is the only organization with a mission to fund, develop, and support education programs for all 16,000 students in the school district.Learn More »
Mobile Waterford Early Reading Program celebrated its eighth year providing kindergarten readiness and English-language instruction for four-year-olds in the neighborhoods where they live. The van operates year-round and provides services to over 100 children and their families.Learn More »
You Can Make a Difference!
Support Santa Barbara Education Foundation—Make an online donation of $50 and become an Education Booster. Give $1,000 and join the Superintendent's Circle!Learn More »
Measures A & B
Measures A and B provide nearly $12 million over four years and serve over 15,000 students K-12. These measures fund math, science, and technology education, career skills for job readiness, foreign language instruction, and music instruction.Learn More »
Leave a Legacy
Leave a legacy to public education in Santa Barbara by remembering the Santa Barbara Education Foundation in your estate plans.Learn More »