Superintendent Dave Cash Invites the Public to Annual State of Our Schools Breakfast

Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) Superintendent Dave Cash will present an overview of today’s education issues at a breakfast meeting on Thursday, November 20 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara, 1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.


Superintendent David Cash joined Assemblymember Das Williams, Santa Barbara Education Foundation board president Craig Price and executive director Margie Yahyavi at a celebration last month recognizing 30 years of the Foundation’s service to local education.

Last year, Dr. Cash focused his remarks on initiatives and challenges facing our students, parents, educators, and our community. Topics included Common Core State Standards; Local Control Funding Formula; Local Control Accountability Plan; Strategic Plan; school data; and new things that were happening in our elementary, junior high and high schools.

Dr. Cash also explained the new funding model approved last by Gov. Jerry Brown—the Local Control Funding Formula —that gave the district more freedom on how money is to be spent. The amount of money each district receives is based on total enrollment and specific groups of students: the economically disadvantaged, English learners and students with disabilities.  At that time, the results of the 2012 SBUSD high school exit exam showed that special education and economically disadvantaged students perform below the state average. 

This year’s State of the Schools Breakfast will continue to focus on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards as well as the construction and capital maintenance projects that are currently being completed on campuses.

Tickets are $25 and seating is limited. For ticket information, please call the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, (805) 284-9125 or email

The event is sponsored by Union Bank and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.

Santa Barbara Education Foundation raises money for programs that benefit students district-wide including art and music instruction, musical instruments, early childhood education, family and community engagement, college readiness, and intervention programs for high school students at risk of dropping out. For more information about the Santa Barbara Education Foundation or the programs it supports, please visit or call (805) 284-9125.

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