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County Board of Education

About the Board of Education

In accordance with the California Education Code and other regulations, the Santa Barbara County Board of Education sets SBCEO and County Board policies, approves the SBCEO budget, approves the SBCEO Local Control and Accountability Plan, and serves as an appeals board for inter-district transfer requests, student expulsions, and charter school applications. More information from the California County Superintendents on the roles of County Superintendents of Schools and County Boards can be found HERE.  

The County Board of Education typically meets the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Education Office - Cathedral Oaks Campus, Board Room, with a few exceptions throughout the year. Check HERE for 2024 board meeting dates, locations, and times. Board agendas, complete board packet information, meeting minutes, and video recordings of meetings are available by clicking the links below for the desired meeting date. For questions or assistance, please contact Anna Freedland, Executive Assistant to the County Superintendent of Schools, at afreedland@sbceo.org | 805.964.4710 ext. 5216.

County Board of Education members and County Superintendent of Schools with 2023 Classified School Employees of the Year

Board Correspondence May Be Sent To


Dr. Susan Salcido
Clerk/Secretary to County Board of Education
Santa Barbara County Education Office
P.O. Box 6307
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6307
countyboardofed@sbceo.org

Anna Freedland
Executive Assistant
afreedland@sbceo.org
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5216
 

Trustee Area Maps: Updated From the 2020 U.S. Census

 
CLICK ON MAP FOR ENLARGED VIEW. The map may not meet WCAG 2.0 standards of web accessibility AA compliance. If you need access to this content in a format that does comply with those standards, please contact: afreedland@sbceo.org. This map was updated based on the 2020 Census.

Below is an interactive map of the seven trustee areas represented by the members of the Santa Barbara County Board of Education. This map shows the adjusted boundaries approved in February 2022 by the Santa Barbara County Committee on School District Organization based on 2020 federal census data.

How to use this map:

  • Click on the brackets in the upper right-hand corner to expand to a larger view.
  • Click on a trustee area on the left-hand menu to see specific areas.
  • Locate an address by typing the street address and city or ZIP code in the search box.
  • Zoom in and out using the plus and minus buttons.
  • Reposition the map by dragging in any direction.

Meet the Board


The County Board of Education is comprised of seven elected members who serve staggered four-year terms. 

Vedamarie Alvarez Flores

Board Member
Trustee Area 7
Year appointed: 2024
Term expires in 2024
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Marybeth Carty

Marybeth Carty

Board Member
Trustee Area 1
Year elected: 2013
Term expires in 2026
Email

Michelle de Werd

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Board Member
Trustee Area 4
Year elected: 2020
Term expires in 2024
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Nadra Ehrman

Nadra Ehrman

Board Member
Trustee Area 2
Year appointed: 2022
Term expires in 2024
Email

Judy Frost

frost

Board President
Trustee Area 5
Year elected: 2018
Term expires in 2026
Email

Weldon (Joe) U. Howell, Jr

Weldon (Joe) U. Howell, Jr

Board Member
Trustee Area 6
Year elected: 1999
Term expires in 2024
Email

Bruce Porter

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Board Vice President
Trustee Area 3
Year elected: 2020
Term expires in 2024
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