Personnel Commission

Santa Cruz City Schools is a merit school district. The Merit System is a system of rules and procedures which governs classified school personnel including bargaining unit, confidential, supervisory and management employees. The Merit system is designed to ensure a system which provides fair and equitable personnel practices, fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration based upon the Education Code and Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations.

What are the qualifications to become a Personnel Commissioner?  How does the appointment process work?


Keneé Houser Director, Classified Personnel 831/429-3410 ext 239
Denice Grogan
Personnel Assistant 831/429-3410 ext 238
Pamela Hernandez Personnel Commissioner, Vice Chair SCCS Board Appointee

Term Expires
October, 2019

Mark Violante Personnel Commissioner, Chair Union Appointee

Term Expires
November 30, 2019

Brian Murtha

Personnel Commissioner

Joint Appointee

Term Expires
July, 2019


Human Resources Fax - 831/429-3433


Personnel Commission Meeting Dates:

Public is encouraged to attend monthly meetings held at the District Office Conference Room 312 at 4:00 PM at Soquel High School, 405 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073 (unless otherwise noted).

 2017-2018 School Year



Approved Minutes 


 August 2017

Meeting Cancelled

Meeting Cancelled 

 September 5, 2017



 October 3, 2017



 November 7, 2017



 December 5, 2017



 January 9, 2018



 February 6, 2018

 March 6, 2018

 April 10, 2018

 May 1, 2018

 June 5, 2018


Please find previous years Agendas and Minutes under "Personnel Commission Agenda and Minutes Archive"


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