Now more than ever, we need to support our teachers and students. We call on you to help us rally to accommodate these unprecedented needs in our classrooms so that students will continue to have access to essential resources that provide a first-rate education.
Support Teachers through Teacher Grants!
Every year, we offer grants to SB Unified teachers. They range from basic classroom supplies and books to high tech gear, to innovative curriculum. We support teachers so they can continue to inspire the next generation of Santa Barbarans.
Now More Than Ever!
We know that the needs of our classrooms are great. Since we have introduced Teacher Grants, we receive twice as many requests as available funding each year. And now, the needs of our teachers will be much higher with the radical transformation of our schools.
Great Schools Don’t Just Happen!
We call on you to help us rally to accommodate these unprecedented needs in our classrooms so that students will continue to have access to essential resources that provide a first-rate education.
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. When a community comes together and makes education a priority, there are no challenges it cannot overcome in the future.
With 47% of students receiving free or reduced lunch in SB Unified, we know that many families are susceptible to food insecurity in the best of times. Since school closures in March, SB Unified has served almost 500,000 meals to students in need. Donate to support healthy meals SB Unified kids! Help fight food insecurity for SB Unified students!
We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for our community. But it’s especially important to support our struggling students as they continue learning remotely. See what learning remotely looks like for our students!
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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 tenth annual installment will take place October 21- November 7, 2019. 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%