The district convenes a number of committees and task forces to support programs, analyze data and make recommendations to the Board of Education. Committees include representation from the Board of Education, district administration, school sites, parents, teachers, bargaining units and community members. To learn about how to participate on a committee or task force, contact the Office of the Superintendent.
- Benefits Committee
- Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)
- Communications Committee
- English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC/DELAC)
- Green Schools
- Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
- Positive Coaching and Athletics Ad-Hoc Committee
- Wellness Committee
- Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
This Board of Education committee receives financial information and makes recommendations for district expenditures.
Meets: From 430 - 6:00 p.m. in Room 312, District Office, see Budget Development Calendar
Members: Superintendent, Asst. Superintendent/Business Services, Director of Finance, Trustees, Parents, Bargaining Unit, Community members
2012-13 Budget Development Calendar (meeting dates are subject to change as needed)
Reviews and addresses school district communications needs, e.g. website development.
Meets: As needed
Members: Superintendent, Trustees, Parents
By law, school districts with more than 50 English Learners must have in place a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). With over 1,500 English Learner students, the District has established a volunteer DELAC made up of one parent representative from each school that has an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).
The purpose and function of DELAC is to provide advice to the administration and the Board of Education on programs and services for English Learners.
DELAC informs parent representatives so they can take the information back to the school site. Topics that will be covered this year include:
- Understanding CELDT D Results
- Student Reclassification
- ELD Requirements
- Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)
Categorical Program Monitoring
Meets: Third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 am. – 8:00 p.m. in the library at Branciforte Middle School.
Members: Director of Academic Equity and Categorical Programs, Site administrators, Parents
Contact: Eric Gross, Director of Academic Equity and Categorical Programs at 429-3410 ext 242
More Information: California Department of Education/ELAC
The Green Schools Committee develops and recommends to the Board of Trustees policies to lighten the district's environmental footprint and integrate environmental education and student participation into school-wide environmental initiatives, including using partnerships with environmental education providers. Each year, on or near Earth Day, the committee is to provide the Board of Trustees an annual report on the district's environmental footprint, incorporating curriculum issues and environmental sustainability.
Did you know that two Santa Cruz City Schools campuses - Bay View Elementary and Soquel High School - have been certified by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program as "green businesses"?!
Follow the link below to learn more about the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program:
Meets: As Needed
Members: Trustees, Parents, Students, Community members, Green Business members
The PTOC, a ballot initiative requirement, provides citizen oversight of expenditures from revenue generated by active parcel tax measures.
Meets: As needed
Members: Community members
Positive Coaching and Athletics Ad-Hoc Committee
The purpose of this committee (and its designated sub-committees) is to support positive extracurricular athletic programs in SCCS and ensure equitable oppotunities for all students. This committee is scheduled to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees in February 2014. The four goals are:
- Review and refine expectations for coaches in SCCS in alignment with district values and policies
- Provide ongoing training and support to assist coaches and teams in developing and sustaining a culture of respect and positive teamwork
- Review expectations for students, parents, and community participants involved in school athletic programs
- Identify program needs and potential funding sources to support SCCS coaches, athletic direectors and teams
Meets: November 2013 and January 2014
Sub-committees meet: As noted
Members: Trustees, Staff, Parents, Student Athletes and Community members
Committee Facilitator: Ken Lawrence-Emanuel, Principal, Soquel High School
Recognizing the link between student health and learning, The Wellness Committee will coordinate a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for our students.
Meets: As needed
Members: Superintendent, Trustees, Director of Food Services, Community members
Coordinates arts programs for all students throughout the district, promotes quality education in the arts for all students in order to nourish the intellect, prize creativity and value imagination.
Members: Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and/or Director of Curriculum, Site Administrators, Arts teachers, Arts Coordinators, Parents