• Santa Barbara 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 board policy, 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 Educational Services Association (CCSESA) on the roles of County Superintendents of Schools and County Boards can be found here.  

    The County Board of Education typically meets the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Education Office - Cathedral Oaks Campus, Board Room.  During COVID-19, Board meetings may be held on Zoom. If they are, the Zoom link will be provided on the agenda. Board agendas, complete board packet information, meeting minutes, and audio recordings of meetings are available by clicking the links below for the desired meeting date. For questions or assistance, please contact Anna Freeland, Executive Assistant to the County Superintendent of Schools, at afreeland@sbceo.org | 805.964.4710 ext. 5216.

    Board Meeting Schedule, Agenda, Minutes, and other Meeting Materials

    View Board Bylaws, Policies, Administrative Regulations

  • County Board of Education

    County Board of Education members with 2023 County Teacher of the Year, Joanna Hendrix, and County Superintendent of Schools Susan Salcido

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

  • Trustee Area Map

    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.

County Board of Education Members

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

  • howellWeldon (Joe) U. Howell, Jr
    Board Member
    Trustee Area 6
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Send Correspondence 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


  • Anna Freedland
    Executive Assistant to the County Superintendent of Schools
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5216