The Santa Barbara Education Foundation has led successful bond measures and parcel tax campaigns needed to support local schools. These funding measures have offset severe state funding cutbacks that had negatively impacted local schools.  Most recently, the foundation’s Committee for Measures A and B was instrumental in leading the parcel-tax measures overwhelmingly approved by voters in the November 6, 2012 elections.

Measure A supports enrichment programs such as theater arts, foreign language instruction, science, technology, and career education opportunities for 10,000 students in the secondary schools.Measure B benefits 5,000 students in the elementary schools and will be used to support music and art education, science classes, computers, and technology.

Santa Barbara Education Foundation president Sal Guerena, who co-chaired the campaign, said the victory underscored the importance that our community places on investing in our public schools.

According to Guerena, “it was exciting to witness the community’s response to the foundation’s efforts, including businesses, teachers, students, and senior citizens who helped us get the word out to pass these measures.”

The foundation’s efforts will translate into $12 million in school funding over a period of four years.

Click here  for Fact Sheet Measure A

Click here for Fact Sheet Measure B

Noozhawk reports “Second Time’s the Charm!”