Update April 2022

April 13, 2022

School Calendar Thank you everyone who completed our Faculty Association survey. The results are very important to our negotiating team. Last Night, our School Board approved the school calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. Please find it uploaded to our website. https://smjuhsdfa.org/documents/ ALICE Don’t forget to complete the required ALICE training. If you have questions, … Read More

Update March 2022

March 30, 2022

This semester has been moving right along. I have been doing what I can to flow right with it but have found myself to be unsuccessful at times. I hope that you are doing better than I in navigating through the 2021-2022 school. As we approach the second grading period, I have a few things … Read More

Update November 2021

November 9, 2021

Hope everyone is doing well as we approach a well-deserved break for Thanksgiving. A few documents to bring to your attention: Here is a link to our recently ratified Contract with the District. Here is a link to our current Salary Schedule. Here is a link to the MOU which allowed 28 teachers to move … Read More

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