Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (PTOC)

Current Committee Openings

The Santa Cruz City School District is now accepting applications for a representative from each of the following areas:

SCCS Certificated Counselors

District English Learners Advisory Committee

Soquel High School 

Westlake Elementary School

to serve on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee to oversee expenditures from Measures I, J, O and P Parcel Taxes.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and live or work within the District’s boundaries.  Committee members serve without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms of 4 years each.

Download application here.

Committee Charge

The Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (PTOC) is charged with overseeing expenditures funded by voter-approved parcel taxes and ensuring that such funds are spent in the manner intended by each ballot measure. To that end, the PTOC prepares an annual report regarding the expenditure of parcel tax funds supporting District programs and services.  The report is presented to the Board and is made available to local media and the public.


The PTOC includes representatives appointed by each Trustee, as well as representatives from various stakeholder groups, including librarians, counselors, Life Lab, Visual and Performing Arts, and elementary schools.   Committee members serve for up to two consecutive four-year terms. Members of the public who are at least 18 years old and who live or work within the boundaries of the District are eligible to apply for Board-appointed seats. Vacancies and information concerning the application process are announced on the District website and in local media. 

Bylaws of the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Parcel Tax Bylaws-revised December 14, 2016 
Parcel Tax Bylaws - Spanish

Compliance with Ralph M. Brown Act

All meetings of the Committee are open to the public and are noticed and conducted in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. (Government Code § 54950 et seq.)


Current Parcel Taxes Supporting District Programs and Services

Measure I

Approved:  June  2012
Duration:  July 2013 - June 2021
Assessment: $38  per year per parcel in high school district beginning July, 2013
Funds: Grade 9-12 Library and Counseling services.

Measure J

Approved:  June 2012
Duration:a  July 2013 - June 2021
Assessment: $85 per year per parcel in elementary district beginning July, 2013
Funds:  Grades K-8 Art and Music programs, Library programs and Counseling services

Measure P

Approved:  June 2016
Duration:  July 2016 - June 2024
Assessment: $105  per year per parcel in elementary district generating $1,661,100
Funds: Grade K-3 class size reduction, lowered class sizes in grades 4-6, library services, art supplies, Life Lab, and a variety of other K-6 programs.

Measure O
Approved:  June 2016
Duration:  July 2016-June 2024
Assessment:  $72 per parcel per year in high school district.
Funds middle and high school student career technical education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, visual and performing arts and job-training instructional programs; and  after-school athletic and enrichment programs in middle and high schools to protect student safety, health and well-being.

PTOC Meetings

Meetings are generally held in the library at Harbor High School, 300 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz, CA, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm., except as noted below:

PTOC Meeting Schedule

 Meeting Date  Location Agenda Minutes 
 10/3/17  Harbor High Library    
 12/19/17   Harbor High Library    
 3/6/18   Harbor High Library    
 5/22/18   Harbor High Library    
 Meeting Date Location Agenda Minutes
 October 24, 2016 Harbor High Library  Agenda 10/24/16  Minutes 10/24/16

January 23, 2017 Harbor High Library
 Agenda 1/23/17  Minutes 1/23/17
 March 27, 2017  Harbor High Library  Agenda 3/27/17  Minutes 3/27/17
 May 22, 2017  Harbor High Library   Agenda 5/22/17  



Meeting Date




 September 14, 2015  Harbor High Library  Agenda 9/14/15  Download Minutes
 December 14, 2015  Harbor High Library  Agenda 12/14/15  Download Minutes
 March 14, 2016  Harbor High Library  Agenda 3/14/16  Download Minutes
 May 16, 2016  Harbor High Library  Agenda 5/16/16  Download Minutes
 May 26, 2016 Harbor High Library  Agenda 5/26/16  Download Minutes



Meeting Date




Oct. 13, 2014 Gault School Library Agenda 10/13/14 Download Minutes
Nov. 17, 2014 Gault School Library  Agenda 11/17/14 Download Minutes
Jan. 26, 2015 Gault School Library  Agenda 1/26/15 Download Minutes
 March 2, 2015  Harbor High Library  Agenda 3/2/15 Download Minutes
 April 20, 2015  Harbor High Library Agenda 4/20/15  Download Minutes
 June 1, 2015 Harbor High Career Center Agenda 6/1/15  Download Minutes



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