11.30.2020 Update from Superintendent Maldonado

Hello Santa Barbara Unified Families, I hope this message finds you all healthy and well following a much-deserved Thanksgiving break. For this week’s update I  wanted to briefly bring to you a few important updates and reminders: School Board Meeting: 6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 1 We are holding a special school board meeting on Tuesday, […]

Superintendent Maldonado Addresses Impacts of County Falling Back into Purple Tier

Greetings to Santa Barbara Unified students, families and staff, As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday next week I have a number of important updates and reminders I’d like to share with you all. As many of you know, cases of COVID have been spiking across our community. Today Governor Newsom made an announcement […]


In this edition of “Inside Santa Barbara Unified,” our local high school students met up with Superintendent Maldonado to deliver this message: GO VOTE!

Decision regarding our return to in-person school in January

Dear Families and Staff,  As many of you may already know, our school board has  approved my recommendation that our campuses return to in-person learning with a hybrid model on January 19, 2021 for all K-12 students. I am grateful to the several hundred of you who have shared your ideas, concerns, fears and compelling […]