On Tuesday, December 4th the Santa Barbara Unified School District and its bargaining units agreed to increase the instructional school year from 175 days to 180 days. The decision comes after meetings on Tuesday between the Santa Barbara Unified School District, the Santa Barbara Teachers Association, and the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California School Employees Association.
At the meeting they decided on the restoration of five furlough days for the 2012-2013 school year. The last day of instruction will now be Thursday, June 6, 2013. Additional information will follow in the days ahead regarding high school graduation dates and times.
Superintendent Dr. Dave Cash released this statement; “We thank the voters for passing Proposition 30 in the November election as it allows for the restoration of five valuable days of instruction to the school year. This is great for kids.”