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What's Happening

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On February 23, 2017, Santa Cruz City Schools successfully sold the first installment of Measure A and Measure B bonds. The bond measures were approved by voters in November 2016 to fund improvements to schools throughout the district.
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Classified Service Classification & Compensation Study
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The Personnel Commission of Santa Cruz City Schools District is in process of conducting a district-wide classification and compensation study for positions in the classified service.
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arrowsLong Range Facilities Master Plan Approved on August 31, 2016
Over the course of this year, SCCS has been working on a Long Range Facilities Master Plan. Since January, we have held eleven community meetings to get input on our plan. We have identified some district wide facilities issues to address and include in our planning. To begin to attend to these issues, a small Ad Hoc Committee has been formed to generate ideas and seek input from the greater community.
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Gold Ribbon Schools
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Santa Cruz City Schools is pleased to announce that all four of our comprehensive elementary schools have been selected as California Gold Ribbon Schools!
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Senate Bill (SB) 172 (Liu), signed by Governor Brown on October 7, 2015, suspended the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). The law also requires districts to grant a diploma of graduation to any student who completed grade twelve from 2004 to 2015 school years, and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than passing the CAHSEE high school exit examination. This law took effect on January 1, 2016; with this in mind, Santa Cruz City Schools is now permitted to issue diplomas to eligible students.
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National Merit Scholars Honored
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Santa Cruz City Schools salutes the following seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program
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Superintendent's Message

Once again, the Santa Cruz community has illustrated their value and commitment to youth and education at the polls.  We are grateful for the incredible community support that passed Measures A & B on November 8th ensuring safe, welcoming schools for our children.  These measures will provide 208 million dollars to help repair and modernize Santa Cruz City Schools’ eleven campuses. 

Measures A & B, with help from $10M-$20M in matching funds from State Proposition 51, will go a long way to meeting the extensive facilities needs of our aging campuses, two of which are more than a century old.  Beginning this summer, our multi-year construction project will begin.  A and B bond funds will allow us to repair leaky roofs and elderly plumbing, sewer, electrical and ventilation systems. Fire safety systems and emergency and communications equipment will be updated.

In addition to these repairs, obsolete portable classrooms will be replaced with permanent buildings. And, our schools will benefit from modernized classrooms that will provide infrastructure for up-to-date technology, new classroom equipment, modern career-training facilities and science labs.  These improvements will support teachers in preparing our students for higher education and 21st century careers.

As our bond projects progress, look for updates on our district website at www.sccs.net.  We respect and value the public’s investment in our schools, and we will share our progress in implementing our Facilities Master Plan throughout the construction process.

As I shared after last year’s election, our community is exceptional.   You choose to invest in our children.  Since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, California public schools have become reliant on local revenue to ensure comprehensive programming. With your local commitment to education through parcel taxes and bond measures, students in Santa Cruz City Schools have excellent programs despite these significant funding challenges.  Local voters have ensured small class sizes, libraries staffed by credentialed librarians, school counseling services, art and music programs, career technical education programs, life labs, after school programs to ensure student engagement and safety, and much more.  Now, with Measures A & B, our community is supporting our students with safe, welcoming, modern buildings in which to learn.

Again – our deepest thanks to the great SCCS community for stepping up once again to be an essential partner in offering students a rich, vibrant and supportive education.


Kris Munro

Superintendent Santa Cruz City Schools


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