Thursday, October 18 , 2018, 11:14 am | Fair 68º

 
 
 
 

Letter to the Editor: SBCTA Supports Greater Cooperation Among Boards of Education

The Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association appreciates the focus of the 2012-13 Strategic Plan on technical and career education, and technology. Certainly increasing students’ readiness and ability to work and to find and choose careers are vital to the future economic well-being of Santa Barbara County, California and the nation.

To this end, we support the suggestion made by a member of the public for a joint meeting among the boards of education of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, the Carpinteria Unified School District and the Board of Trustees of Santa Barbara City College.

The recent Student Success Task Force of the California Community Colleges system recommends greater alignment between K-12 school districts and their community college districts to create a seamless transition from high school to community college. This would enhance the effectiveness of both career and four-year college pathways in community college. The goal should be to increase the success rates of local students. This is particularly important because so many local students attend Santa Barbara City College.

The Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association currently has several members who serve on committees in the Santa Barbara Unified School District and the Santa Barbara Community College District, so we are especially interested in seeing greater cooperation among these agencies.

Joe Armendariz, executive director
Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >