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Open Alternative School Update...

At the November 14, 2017 Santa Barbara Unified School District School Board meeting, the Governing Board voted to close Open Alternative School, effective June 2018. Open Alternative School will continue to operate, and be supported, for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

Currently enrolled Open Alternative School Families, you are invited to an all school meeting on December 7, 2017 at 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the La Colina Library, located near the La Colina Administrative Office. Child care will be provided.

The leadership of Santa Barbara School District is committed to providing assistance to both currently enrolled Open Alternative School families as well as to teachers and staff in the coming weeks and months. Should you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Sandoval at the Open Alternative School office.

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Durante la reunión del 14 de noviembre de 2017 del Consejo de educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara, los miembros del Consejo votaron por el cierre efectivo de la Open Alternative School en junio de 2018. La Open Alternative School continuará operativa y recibiendo apoyo durante lo que queda del ciclo escolar 2017-2018.

Familias con hijos actualmente matriculados en la Open Alternative School, están invitadas a la reunión con todos los miembros de la escuela que tendrá lugar el 7 de diciembre de 2017 de 6 a 7.30 de la tarde en la biblioteca de la escuela La Colina, que se encuentra cerca de la oficina administrativa de La Colina. Habrá servicio de cuidado de niños.

El equipo directivo del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Bárbara está comprometido a prestar asistencia en las próximas semanas y meses, tanto a las familias cuyos hijos están actualmente matriculados en la Open Alternative School, como a sus maestros y miembros del personal. Para cualquier pregunta, por favor contacte con Elizabeth Sandoval de la Open Alternative School.

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