Board of Education

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

We have transitioned to Trustee Area Elections. For more information, please visit the
Trustee Area Elections information page.

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

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.

Goals & Objectives

Governance Standards

Mission Statement

Board Meeting Dates
and Locations

Board Meeting Information
Agenda, Board Books, Minutes & Recordings


 Our Board Members

 Claudia Vestal Board President
Claudia Vestal
Area 6
Term Expires 2024
 Deb Tracy Proulx Board Vice President
Deborah Tracy-Proulx
Area 5
Term Expires 2022
 Sheila Coonerty Board Member
Sheila Coonerty
Area 3
Term Expires 2024

 John Owen Board Member
John Owen
Outside City -- Area II
Term Expires 2022
 Cindy Ranii Board Member
Cindy Ranii
Area 1
Term Expires 2022
 Jeremy Shonick Board Member
Jeremy Shonick
Area 2
Term Expires 2022
 Patty Threet Board Member
Patricia Threet
Area 7
Term Expires 2024

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.

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