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
Human Resource Specialist  831-429-3410 ext 238
Pamela Hernandez Personnel Commissioner, Vice Chair SCCS Board Appointee

Term Expires
December 31, 2021

Mark Violante Personnel Commissioner, Chair Union Appointee

Term Expires
December 31, 2019

Brian Murtha

Personnel Commissioner

Joint Appointee

Term Expires
December 31, 2020


Human Resources Fax - 831-429-3433


Personnel Commission Meetings:

Public is encouraged to attend monthly meetings held at the District Office Conference Room 2 at 4:00 PM.  District Office 133 Mission Street, Ste. 100 Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

 2018-2019 Personnel Commission Year



Approved Minutes 


06/04/19  Agenda 06.04.19    
05/07/19 Agenda 05.07.19    
04/09/19 Agenda 04.09.19  Minutes 04.09.19   
03/05/19 Agenda 03.05.19  Minutes 03.05.19   
02/05/19 Agenda 02.05.19  Minutes 02.05.19   
01/08/19 Agenda 01.08.19 Minutes 01.08.19   
12/04/18  Agenda 12.04.18 Minutes 12.04.18   
11/06/18 Agenda 11.06.18  Minutes 11.06.18   
Agenda 10.02.18
Minutes 10.02.18   


Agenda 09.04.18 Minutes 09.04.18   


Agenda 08.07.18 Minutes 08.07.18

Personnel Commission Archived Agendas and Minutes:

2017-2018 PC Agendas
2017-2018 PC Minutes
2016-2017 PC Agendas
2016-2017 PC Minutes
2015-2016 PC Agendas
2015-2016 PC Minutes

Personnel Commission Annual Reports:



Classification Study:

Classification Study 2018_Final Report


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