I hope everyone is having an excellent second semester. As we wind down to the end of the 2023-2024 school year, I have a few things to bring to your attention.

April Paycheck
Your April 30, 2024 paycheck should include your new salary from our new salary schedule for the 2023-2024 school year.  It should also include retro pay back to July 1, 2023. Stipends, Winter Intersession, Saturday School, Extra PD days (2) and any other work you did at your daily rate of pay should be included in the back pay you receive. Additionally, you should receive a one-time off schedule payment of 3% of your new salary. After you receive your paycheck, if you believe there is an error, or if you need an explanation about something, please reach out to the appropriate person at the District Office.
Polo Perez (A – F) x4411                        Malinda Diaz (G – N) x4414                    Heather Fiscus (O-Z) x4412

Faculty Association Social, Friday, May 17, 2024
We have reserved Me N Ed’s for a Faculty Association Social on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The FA will pay for all the Pizza, Beer, and Wine for all members who attend. Me N Ed’s is located at 560 E. Betteravia Rd, on the corner of Betteravia and College, near See’s Candy. See you there.

In Lieu Payout – June 2024
In June 2024, you will once again have the opportunity to be paid for the In-Lieus you have accumulated. If you want to receive a June payout for your In-Lieus, please follow the directions in the email you will receive from the District Office (Polo Perez (A – F), Malinda Diaz (G – N), and Heather Fiscus (O-Z)). You probably won’t receive this email until the end of May, but I wanted to be sure you keep an eye out for it. If you do not want to receive your payout at this time, there will be two more opportunities during the 2024-2025 school year.

In-Lieu MOU
During the 2024-2025 school year, we will once again allow for teachers to In-Lieu during both of their preparation periods and allow for payouts in December and June at a rate of $55 per In-Lieu period. In addition to the MOU, we have agreed to also allow part time teachers to In-Lieu. If you have further questions, please read my Post from September 2021.

Teacher Appreciation
In celebration of the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7, 2024, the Faculty Association has purchased Tumblers and Mugs for all of our dues paying members. You can pick up your gift of appreciation in the following locations.
Delta – Lisa Adam
Righetti – Mike Emerson (847)
Pioneer Valley – Patty Peinado (626)
Santa Maria – Becky Masuda (354)

2024 Spring Elections
We have concluded our Spring 2024 elections. The linked document includes Executive Board members and various committee members for the 2024-2025 school year.

Finals Schedule
Here is the Finals schedule  that will be used in June 2024.

School Calendars
School calendars for 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 can be found on our FA website.
https://smjuhsdfa.org/documents/

Additional Professional Development days
As we have done the past few years, for the 2024-2025 school year, we will have one additional professional development day at the beginning of each semester. These extra PD days will be on August 12, 2024, and January 13, 2025. In order to receive your extra daily rate of pay for attending, you will need to sign in during the Professional Development.

Negotiations
Our current three-year contract will end on June 30, 2024. At the last Board meeting on April 16, 2024, the Faculty Association, and the District Sunshined our proposed openers to begin the Negotiations process. More on Negotiations will come from your Bargaining Team at a later date.

STRS Retirement Planning
CalSTRS appointments are booked through the West Sacramento Call Center 1-800-228-5453 (choose Option 3).  https://www.calstrs.com/benefits-planning-services . You can also access available videos and webinars through this link: https://www.calstrs.com/videos-and-webinars

https://smjuhsdfa.org

Thanks,
Matt Provost