On Thursday, May 19, SBUSD Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado will share the status of today’s local public schools along with student presenters. This event is a unique opportunity for community members and supporters to learn about the state of our public schools.
Invest in Santa Barbara’s Students!
Let’s do all that we can today to help our children grow into the leaders our community needs tomorrow.
Together we can make an impact!
Although the last couple of years has been full of uncertainty, it’s shown how we can work together to overcome challenges. When we come together to make education a priority, there is no limit to what we can do.
Great schools don’t just happen!
We know that there are many giving opportunities this time of year; however, when you contribute to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, you’re making a direct impact on our children’s future.
Have you seen our Cox Communications PSA?
Cox Communications has generously donated airtime promoting the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here!
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW!
Have fun learning with us this summer by participating in one (or more) of our awesome camps! Scholarships are available!
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, is launching We Care, an initiative to support students, families, and teachers during this challenging time, nearly two full years into the pandemic.
Read more about how SBEF is making headlines in the community.
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PER PUPIL FUNDING
FOR SB UNIFIED STUDENTS
Many percieve SB Unified as a high wealth district, however, it only receives 1% above the state average for funding per student.
PER PUPIL FUNDING
IN LOCAL DISTRICTS
SB Unified $12,747
Goleta Unified $15,012
Cold Spring $28,906
PIANOS ON STATE
A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities month in October. The 12th annual installment will take place October 4- October 22, 2021. Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create individual looks.
Current operation and program spending breakdown
- Academic Support
- Early Childhood Education
- Mental Health
- Music & Performing Arts
Academic Support 51%
Early Childhood Education 14%
Mental Health 10%
Music & Performing Arts 9%