Vote for Kate Parker for Santa Barbara City College Trustee in Trustee Area 7 this fall! With twelve years of experience on the SB Unified School Board and forty years as a South Coast resident, Kate has a deep understanding of the role of SBCC in our community. At SB Unified, she's managed $150M plus budgets through good times and bad, made tough decisions that have always kept student safety and student learning first, and seen improved measurable outcomes over the years--from graduation rates to A-G completion to English Learner reclassification to Common Core testing results and more. She has important leadership skills to bring to SBCC.
SBCC is an incredible resource: it's an introduction to college for local high school students through dual enrollment; it's the path to post-secondary education for many of our high school graduates; it's where we go to advance our professional skills and to simply explore new interests as adult learners; it's a second chance at a high school degree and a first chance for learning English for new arrivals. We know from experience that SBCC needs to be responsive to community needs, and Kate will reach out, listen and learn from local residents and neighbors. Remember: Kate Parker for SBCC!