• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Monday, August 30, 2004
Monday, August 30, 2004, will mark the first day of school for more than 1,800 students at three Santa Barbara Elementary School District sites: Harding, Washington, and Franklin. These three schools are currently on the district’s modified calendar.
Two year-round elementary schools, Cleveland and the Santa Barbara Community Academy, are already in session. More than 700 students reported to those campuses on July 13, 2004.
All other schools in the Santa Barbara Elementary and High School Districts, will start on Tuesday, September 7, 2004: Adams, Cesar Chavez, McKinley, Monroe, Open Alternative, Peabody Charter, Roosevelt, Santa Barbara Charter, Goleta Valley Junior High, La Colina Junior High, La Cumbre Junior High, Santa Barbara Junior High, Dos Pueblos High, La Cuesta Continuation High, San Marcos High, and Santa Barbara High. More than 13,000 students at those sites will begin school on September 7.
In mid-July, Dos Pueblos High School principal David Cash accepted an assistant superintendent position in Orange County, effective July 31, 2004. The Santa Barbara High School District immediately began a search to find the best possible candidate to fill the position. On July 27, 2004, the Board of Education accepted interim Superintendent Brian Sarvis’ recommendation to hire the best possible interim principal for Dos Pueblos High School: former Dos Pueblos principal and recently retired assistant superintendent, Mike Couch.
The district is currently advertising for a highly-qualified candidate to fill the principal’s position. The application deadline is August 27, 2004. Selected candidates will be interviewed in early September by a committee composed of staff members, parents, board members, district office personnel, and a principal. The top candidates will be interviewed by the superintendent and the assistant superintendent of secondary education. A committee will then visit the final candidates’ current school site before the superintendent’s recommendation to the Board of Education.
Once a new principal is selected, every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition by having Mr. Couch work with that person.