Update September 2021

September 21, 2021

I hope everyone is doing well as we pass the first progress report of the 2020-2021 school year. I personally am enjoying having the students back in the classroom and my wish is that this will continue. A couple of items to bring to your attention: Negotiations As you know we now have a Tentative … Read More

In-Lieu MOU

September 20, 2021

Thank you to our Negotiating team for all their hard work over the past year. Patty Peinado, Aaron Nesper, Tanya Guiremand and Richard Guiremand: you are truly appreciated. And a special thank you to Becky Masuda and Andrew Oman for all your help. As Patty stated in her Friday email, it will take a little … Read More

Joint Communique SB328

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021 RE: Senate Bill 328 and Mandatory School Start Times Dear Bargaining Unit Members: This is a joint communication from the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District (“SMJUHSD”) and the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Faculty Association (“FA”) providing you with an overview of Senate Bill 328 (“SB 328”) and … Read More

Update June 2021

June 9, 2021

Congratulations on making it through what was probably the toughest year of our careers. I know it was for me, and I would rather not relive it all in a summary of the past. So instead, a few things regarding the future: Fall 2021 The plan for returning to school in the fall is to … Read More

Update May 2021 – Opt Out

May 20, 2021

As many of you know, the Board has passed Resolution 15-2020-2021, which states that “first semester grades shall be replaced with second semester grades if second semester grades are higher.” This is a violation of Ed code as student grades are determined by the teacher and NOT by School Board members. In an effort to … Read More

LCAP Input

May 13, 2021

This year, the process for developing the 2021-2024 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a little different. In the past, we have asked our members for their input, and then we have sent representatives from the Faculty Association to attend the LCAP meeting at the District Office. The process for this year is open for … Read More

Medical Survey

May 4, 2021

Hope you are all doing well. This morning the District sent out an email asking us to complete a survey regarding health benefits. I have already received a number of question and would like to clarify the reason for the survey. First of all, as a certificated staff we are in control of our medical … Read More

Update April 2021

April 1, 2021

As we approach a well-deserved break and anticipate further communication about the return of our seniors to the classroom, I wanted to send some information your way. The state has approved new funding for a 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law. HERE IS A LINK to the Department of Industrial Relations FAQ on 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid … Read More

March Board Meeting

March 8, 2021

I hope all is going well with you and your families. Over the last few days, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of returning to the classroom sometime in the near future. Tomorrow’s Board meeting will hopefully give us some answers to our many questions. Here is a link to the … Read More

Board Resolution 15-2020-2021

February 26, 2021

As many of you are aware, at last night’s Special Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved “Resolution 15-2020-2021 Temporary Amendment to Board Policies/Administrative Regulations Related to Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements During the 2020-2021 School Year.” This resolution consists of three parts: Temporary Grade Validation, Temporary Modification to Graduation Requirements, and Incomplete and … Read More