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Personnel Commission

The Personnel Commission is the merit system agency of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, operating in cooperation with, but not under the jurisdiction of, the Board of Trustees. The Commission consists of three members whose terms of office are three years. One member of the Personnel Commission shall be appointed by the governing board of the school district and one member, nominated by the classified employees of the district, shall be appointed by the governing board of the district. Those two members shall, in turn, appoint the third member.

The Personnel Commission meets once a month at 4:00 pm at the MBUSD District Office.

Appointed by Board of Trustees
Charles Southey
Commissioner since 2009
CSEA Appointed
Vida M. Holguin, Chairperson
Commissioner since 2002
Jointly Appointed by Commissioners
Jennifer Cochran
Commissioner since 2023
CSPCA – California School Personnel Commissioners Association
Employee Labor Affiliation: CSEA
Personnel Commission Established: 1966
The Personnel Commission is responsible for maintaining a merit system for classified employees and approves activities related to classified employee recruitment, examination and selection activities, classification of positions, salary recommendations, disciplinary and dismissal appeal hearings, and the development and administration of Merit Rules.

The MBUSD Governing Board is determined to provide a safe, positive environment where all district employees are assured of full and equal employment access and opportunities, protection from harassment and intimidation, and freedom from any fear of reprisal or retribution for asserting their employment rights in accordance with law. For purposes of this policy, employees include job applicants, interns, volunteers, and persons who contracted with the district to provide services, as applicable.

No district employee shall be discriminated against or harassed by any coworker, supervisor, manager, or other person with whom the employee comes in contact in the course of employment, on the basis of the employee's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, religious creed, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information regarding nondiscrimination, please click here.