SB Unified Board of Trustee Appointment Process Begins December 1

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By the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD)

Board of Trustee Appointment Process Begins December 1

The application process to replace outgoing Santa Barbara Unified School Board Trustee Laura Capps as a Provisional Board Trustee begins December 1, 2022.

Capps submitted her resignation notice as Board Trustee to Santa Barbara Unified ahead of her becoming a Santa Barbara County Supervisor. She will step down from the Board Trustee position on November 30.

The application window to apply for her Trustee position will open on December 1 and will be open through December 16 at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Interested applicants must complete and submit a Candidate Application Form, reside in the attendance boundaries of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, meet all requirements of the law, and comply with the District’s application submission requirement. Qualified candidates will be interviewed at a special School Board meeting open to the public on Thursday, January 5, 2023, and/or Thursday, January 12. The school board will deliberate and make an appointment at one of those two meetings. 

The provisional appointee will complete their at-large term by November 2024. In November 2024, the appointed Trustee must live in Trustee Area 2 to run for reelection

To submit your application for the vacancy on the Board of Trustees, click here or go to

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mm1970 Nov 28, 2022 04:09 PM
SB Unified Board of Trustee Appointment Process Begins December 1

Yeah, that's why I was very impressed with our elementary school results - NOT a wealthy school by any means, somewhere between 65-75% of the students are in poverty. Whatever they have been doing (focusing on intensive reading intervention, and early) - it seems to be working.

Basicinfo805 Nov 28, 2022 08:02 PM
SB Unified Board of Trustee Appointment Process Begins December 1

I hear you Alex, I don’t think too many of us have the time or energy to take that on. It would be cool if a retired teacher or other professional with some common sense was out there and was tex to step up. 2 weeks is a small window to apply, given zero notice too. Hard to get excited about the SB school district these days unfortunately.

Alexblue Nov 29, 2022 08:06 AM
SB Unified Board of Trustee Appointment Process Begins December 1

I seriously considered it. I have worked with youth as a volunteer for about ten years now and I want to continue to give back but what I am not interested in is volunteering in a politicized environment. Sadly, there are so many wack jobs out there that school boards, teachers, administrators, etc., are being targeted and harassed on psycho political issues.

Who needs that?

I decided that I will keep on giving back in the way that I have for the last decade.

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