Update March 2020

March 13, 2020

Searching for Information? Periodically, I receive requests from members asking for particular information. Recent questions have included: “How many In Lieu days can I take in a year?” “Who are the site reps at SMHS?” “I cannot find the email you sent us on student loan forgiveness. Could you please resend me the information?” While … Read More

LCAP Survey

March 3, 2020

On March 13, 2020 the District will have the LCAP Steering Committee meeting. Four of our Faculty Association members will be representing us at this meeting. If you are interested in providing your opinion on the LCAP Goals and the allocation of money, please complete the attached survey and return it to me by Monday, … Read More

CTA Election

February 25, 2020

CTA is currently holding an election for NEA/RA 2020 NEA Representative Assembly Our part of this election will take place next week. Voting will start at 7:00 AM Tuesday, March 3 and end at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 6. On Tuesday morning you will receive an invitation, from Simply Voting, to participate in this … Read More

Student Loan Forgiveness Workshop

February 21, 2020

CTA is offering another Student Loan Forgiveness Workshop. It will take place on Monday March 16th from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Souza Center. If you are interested, please see the attached flyer and RSVP to Jesi Bender at jbender@CTA.org

2020 NEA Representative Assembly

January 19, 2020

The 2020 NEA Representative Assembly delegate elections are approaching. If you are interested in running for delegate, please see the attached timeline and Declaration of Candidacy form. Each form must be filled out before being sent to the CTA office to be placed on the ballot. When electronically sending, or through the US Mail, please … Read More

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