MOU $30/hour

January 17, 2020

At the last School Board Meeting on January 14, 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District and the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Faculty Association CTA/NEA was ratified by the School Board. Bargaining unit members serving in hourly extra-pay assignments other than summer school will … Read More

FA Reminders

January 13, 2020

Hope everyone had a restful break, As we return for the second semester, I would like to remind you about two items I addressed in December. 1) FA Social this Friday, January 17th, at 3:30pm at Figueroa Mountain on the corner of Betteravia and College. Drinks and Appetizers will be provided by the FA. 2) … Read More

District Calendar 2020/2021 and 2021/2022

January 13, 2020

Here are the results of our vote on the proposed School Calendars for 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. I have sent these results to Kevin Platt for consideration by the School Board. For the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years, which school Calendar do you prefer? Calendar B – 2020/2021 (Aug 10- June 10) 2021/2022 (Aug 9 – … Read More

CTA Petition

December 12, 2019

CTA would like us to help collect signatures in an effort to get a proposition on the ballot in the upcoming election. Please see the attachment for information. Here is a brief description from Andrew Oman: “Schools and Communities First is an effort to change the way property tax works in California. First and foremost … Read More

Update December 2019

December 12, 2019

The last meeting of the Representative Council was held at a new place in Old Orcutt called The Wine Stone Inn. They were very hospitable to us and we will probably meet there again sometime in the future. The Manager of the Wine Stone Inn is an ex-student in our district and she wanted to … Read More


December 10, 2019

It has been a long time in the development stage, but our new website has gone live at We have included correspondences for the last three years, important documents and valuable resources. We hope that it will be a valuable source of information for our members now and in the future. If you have … Read More

Negotiations Informational Meetings

November 22, 2019

The Negotiating Team would like to conduct informational meetings to update everyone on Negotiations. Meetings will take place after Thanksgiving break in the following locations: December 3, PVHS – Room 626 @ lunch (Patty Peinado’s room) December 4, SMHS – Room 354 @ lunch (Becky Masuda’s room) December 5, RHS – Room 505 @ lunch … Read More

Weingarten Rights

November 13, 2019

In the past few months we have received a few questions regarding Faculty Association representation during meetings with Administration. In other words, we have been asked questions about our Weingarten Rights. It is important that all of us know our Weingarten Rights. Therefore, I have attached a document that will hopefully help explain our Weingarten … Read More

Employee Portal Account

October 13, 2019

On February 6, 2019, Polo Perez sent employees of the SMJUHSD an email explaining how we can access our Employee Portal Account. The portal is an excellent resource for staff members to find Human Resource and payroll related information.  This includes prior month’s pay-stubs, leave activity/balances, W-2 forms, benefit information, and a payroll calculator. This … Read More

STRS Workshop

October 4, 2019

Andrew Oman has organized another retirement benefits workshop through CalSTRS on December 10, 2019. The last one filled up fast and was very informative. If you are interested be sure to sign up soon. I have attached a flyer with all the information.