News from the Santa Barbara Unified School District

How Has The Measure H Parcel Tax Made A Difference In Our Schools?

The September 2011 issue of Investment Matters http://www.sbsdk12.org/parceltax/newsletters/Investment_Matters_H_September_2011.pdf, a newsletter on the use of Measure H parcel tax funds in our secondary schools, is now on the web. In this issue, the principals weigh in on how funds are making a difference for students in grades 7-12. The four-year parcel tax ($23 per parcel per year) is being used to supplement math, science, and technology education; music arts, and theatre programs at the junior high level, foreign language at the secondary level; and restore ninth-grade math class sizes.

Staff Training On Transitioning To Common Core Standards

On September 22-23, almost 90 K-12 district educators and administrators participated in “Common Core Standards and Next Generation Assessment Strategic Planning.” The training is focusing on transitioning to common core state standards and next generation assessments, aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to raise student achievement.

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