Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Families and Staff.

Last week, I had an opportunity to meet with teachers and leaders at Goleta Valley Junior High School. Joining me were Director of Facilities, Steve Vizzolini, Board Vice President Dr. Jackie Reid, and Santa Barbara Teachers Association President Karen McBride. We took time to walk through the school and review health and safety protocols, as well as discuss plans for reopening campuses for in-person instruction.

I also had an opportunity to meet with the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Group and the Re-entry Advisory Task Force to learn more about their concerns, questions and thoughts. As a result we have prepared a webpage with an FAQ, reflecting the responses to many of the most frequently asked questions brought to our attention as we look to return to in-person instruction on January 19, 2021.

A reminder that our regularly scheduled board meeting takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm. Our COVID-19 Board Report is scheduled for 7 pm. Click HERE for details on how to attend.

Thank you and have a nice week.

Hilda Maldonado