SB Unified students who are English language learners.
SB Unified students who are socio-economically disadvantaged.
SB Unified students who are homeless or living in a distressed housing situation.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. For an expanded definition, please visit the California Department of Education website.
HOW DOES CALIFORNIA COMPARE?
California educates about an eighth of America’s students, so does it make the grade when compared to the rest of the nation?
51st nationally in student-to-teacher ratio
51st nationally in student-to-counselor ratio
51st nationally in student-to-librarian ratio
41st in the nation in per-pupil spending when adjusted for cost of living
Since 1970, California has increased spending on prisons and incarceration about three times as much as it has increased spending on education.
SB UNIFIED SCHOOLS
SBEF serves close to 15,000 students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. The district consists of 12 elementary schools within the city of Santa Barbara and 9 junior high and high schools throughout our community.