Board of Education

Welcome to the Santa Cruz City Schools page for the Board of Education!

SCCS is governed by a seven-member Board. We are currently transitioning to Trustee Area Elections. For more information, please visit the
Trustee Area Elections information page



Meet our Board Members

Deb Tracy-Proulx
Board President
Deborah Tracy-Proulx
Area I - City of Santa Cruz
Term Expires 2022
dtracyproulx@sccs.net
 Cindy Ranii  Board Vice President
Cynthia Ranii
Area III
Term Expires 2022
cranii@sccs.net
 Claudia Vestal Board Member
Claudia Vestal
Area II - Outside City
Term Expires 2020
cvestal@sccs.net
 Jeremy Shonick Board Member
Jeremy Shonick
Area I - City of Santa Cruz
Term Expires 2022
jshonick@sccs.net
 Patty Threet Board Member
Patricia Threet
Area II - Outside City
Term Expires 2020
pthreet@sccs.net
 Deedee Perez-Granados Board Member
Deanne Perez-Granados
Area II - Outside City
Term Expires 2022
dperez-granados@sccs.net
 Sheila Coonerty Board Member
Sheila Coonerty
Area I - City of Santa Cruz
Term Expires 2020
scoonerty@sccs.net


Santa Cruz City Schools is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Meetings are usually held twice each month on Wednesdays.

Public Involvement with the Board Meeting Agenda

Requests from members of the public shall be in writing and be submitted to the Superintendent or designee with supporting documents and information, if any, at least 12 days before the scheduled meeting date. The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether a request is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. Items not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board may not be placed on the agenda. In addition, the Board president and Superintendent shall determine if the item is merely a request for information or whether the issue is covered by an existing policy or administrative regulation before placing the item on the agenda.

The Superintendent will communicate with the member of the public about when a requested item will be placed on an agenda or if it has been determined that an item is not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board.

The Board president and Superintendent shall decide whether an agenda item is appropriate for discussion in open or closed session, and whether the item should be an action item subject to Board vote, an information item that does not require immediate action, or a consent item that is routine in nature and for which no discussion is anticipated.

Board Meeting Dates
and Locations

Board Meeting Information
Agenda, Board Books, Minutes & Recordings



Goals and Objectives


Annually, the district and the Board of Education jointly develop goals and objectives that guide their decisions regarding policy, programs and budget allocations.

Core Values – We believe...

  In treating people with dignity and respect. 
  High standards and expectations foster greater achievement. 
  People thrive in safe environments that each of us shares responsibility for the welfare of our community that diversity is an asset in our community. 
  Honesty and integrity are essential in building relationships. 
  Schools must provide access and equity in the critical role that public schools play in our democracy.

Strategic Goals

1. All SCCS students will be college-ready and will successfully access post secondary educational and career opportunities.
2. SCCS will create positive, engaging school environments that promote the development of cognitive skills and the emotional social well-being of all students.
3. We will eliminate the achievement gaps that currently exist between demographic groups within the SCCS student community.
4. We will develop a highly collaborative, professional culture focused on supporting effective teaching.
5. SCCS will maintain a balanced budget and efficient and effective management.
6. SCCS will maintain strong communication and partnerships with its diverse community.

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