The Personnel Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the District Office Board Room. The regular meeting session begins at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The Commission agenda is posted on the District Office front window the Thursday preceding the meeting. The general public and all interested parties are welcome to attend.
Sharon Brown - Chairperson
Sharon Brown has been the Board of Education appointee to the Commission since 2015.
Mrs. Brown served for 10 years on the LHCSD Board of Education and retired in 2014. She spent 40 years as a Special Education Teacher and Program Specialist, and retired from the Anaheim Union High School District in 2007. Mrs. Brown graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, got her teaching credentials from California State University, Los Angeles, and later earned a Masters' Degree in Education from Chapman University. She is proud of her two grown children, son Morgan, and daughter Shannan, (both of whom are also educators), and her four grandchildren. Sharon and her husband have lived in La Habra for 20 years. She is a strong supporter of education and the La Habra community.
Louise Gant - Vice Chairperson
Louise Gant was sworn into office as a Personnel Commissioner in early 2016 as the Joint Appointee.
She retired from the La Habra City School District in 2012 where she had worked for 32 years. Having worked as a Community Aide, Instructional Assistant, School Clerk and School Office Manager, she ended her career as the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent. Mrs. Gant served as the President of CSEA Chapter #135 for approximately six years. She has lived in her home in La Habra for 50 years. Sadly, her husband of 45 years passed in 2015. They raised two daughters and were blessed with two granddaughters. She now looks forward to spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow up. Mrs. Gant is a true member of the community and LHCSD family.
Julie Knierim - Interim Personnel Commissioner
On February 11 2021, the Board of Education appointed Julie Knierim as Interim Personnel Commissioner.
Julie worked for La Habra City School District in the IT (Technology) Department for 25 years before retiring in December. For 10 of those years, she was the CSEA President for our Classified Employees. She and her husband have two children that are former LHCSD students and four grandchildren. Mrs. Knierim is looking forward to this opportunity.
The La Habra City School District Personnel Commission is seeking interested applicants to fill its CSEA appointee position to the La Habra City School District Personnel Commission. Interested La Habra City School District residents should submit a letter of interest and application by March 18, 2020 to: La Habra City School District, 500 N. Walnut Street, La Habra, CA 90631, Attn: Mika Cross-Sepulveda, Chapter #135 President.
The Personnel Commission is a non-partisan public body responsible for the administration of a “merit system” for the selection, retention, and promotion of classified (non-teaching) employees in the La Habra City School District. By law, the Commission is composed of three members – one member appointed by the Board of Education, one member nominated by the classified employees and appointed by the Board, and the third member appointed by the other two members. Commissioners are appointed for three-year terms, with the term of one member expiring each year. This is a non-paid, volunteer position.
To be eligible for appointment to the Personnel Commission, a person must be a registered voter, a resident within the La Habra City School District boundaries, and must be a known adherent to the principle of the merit system (a person who by virtue of prior public or private service has given evidence of support to the merit system concept, i.e. the selection, retention, and promotion of individuals upon the basis of merit and fitness). Appointees cannot be employees of the La Habra City School District or members of the governing board of the school district.