Board Members

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Jeremy Shonick2

Jeremy Shonick

Area I/City of Santa Cruz 
Term Expires 2018
(831) 425-3820



Deborah Tracy-Proulx
Board President

Area I City of Santa Cruz
Term Expires 2018
(831) 251-0943



Sheila Coonerty

Area I/City of Santa Cruz
Term Expires 2020
(831) 454-9449


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Deedee Perez-Granados

Area II/ Outside City
Term Expires 2018
(831) 498-9434


Claudia Vestal

Area II/Outside City
Term Expires 2020
(831) 476-1728


Cynthia Ranii

Cindy Ranii
Vice President

Area III/At Large
Term Expires 2018
(831) 419-6427



Patricia Threet                                                         

Area II/Outside City
Term Expires 2020


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

Board Governance Standards 

Meeting Dates and Locations

Check the "Agenda, Board Books & Minutes & Recordings" page for meeting dates and locations.

How to Request An Item on 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.

Goals and Objectives, 2017-18


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

Vision Statement – Create and support a learning environment that challenges and enables students to achieve their highest potential.

Core Values – We believe...

  • that every person has intrinsic worth

  • in treating people with dignity and respect

  • that high standards and expectations foster greater achievement

  • that 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

  • that honesty and integrity are essential in building relationships

  • that 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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