Update September 2020

September 22, 2020

I hope everyone is doing well as we journey deeper into the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Personally, I have been running on fumes and getting a little more stressed every day. I wanted to bring your attention to a few things: September Paycheck. Our one-time 1.62% increase for the three professional development … Read More

Signed MOU Update

August 14, 2020

  Thank you to our negotiating team (Patty Peinado, Tanya Guiremand, Rich Guiremand, and Aaron Nesper) for all their hard work over the past few months. And a special thank you to Andrew Oman for his ongoing support. After numerous meetings and conversations, we now have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the reopening … Read More

MOU Update

August 8, 2020

Yesterday evening, our negotiating team and the District came to an agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to reopen our schools. After numerous conversations and many compromises from both sides, we have a document that we think is fair and acceptable. The MOU is currently in a draft form and will need to be … Read More

Update on District Reopening Plan 2

July 31, 2020

Hope you have had a restful summer so far, Yesterday, our negotiating team met with the District in an effort to agree on an MOU for the reopening of school. Although a number of items were agreed to, we are still not in complete agreement with the MOU. Negotiations will continue next week. We will … Read More

Update on District Reopening Plan

July 24, 2020

I hope this email finds you and your families doing well, As many of you are aware, last night the Board voted unanimously in favor of adopting the District’s reopening plan. Even though the Board has approved this plan, there are many questions still to be answered. Please know that the Board’s approval does not … Read More

Update July 2020

July 10, 2020

Thank you to everyone who completed our recent SMJUHSDFA survey. I have attached the results and sent them to District Office personnel. Due to the personal nature of many of the suggestions and comments, I will not be making them public. However, I have shown them to Antonio, John and Kevin as I think it … Read More

District Budget Cuts

June 17, 2020

As I mentioned in my last update, the District presented a new budget to the Board at last night’s Board meeting. This budget included a number of cuts across the District. There are a few decisions that directly affect us as certificated staff. If you would like to read the entire Board agenda, here is … Read More

Update June 2020

June 4, 2020

As we approach the end of school, I would like to start by saying what an awesome job you have all done for the past 12 weeks. We have been put in an unbelievable situation, we met it head on and we are almost at the end of the semester. I have a few reminders: … Read More

Statement to the School Board

April 8, 2020

SMJUHSDFA members, Last night at the School Board meeting, I was asked to prepare a statement as the representative of the SMJUHSDFA. Please find attached the statement that I read. As many of you may already be aware, the California Department of Education’s recent document, “FAQs on Grading and Graduation Requirements,” directs our District to … Read More

School Closure Update

March 21, 2020

On Friday, the District Office sent out two emails with updates regarding the current school closure. After receiving a few questions I would like to clarify a few things for everyone: Although it is not recommended, the schools are currently open and available for us to go to our classrooms to login to our computers … Read More