I hope everyone had a restful summer and is ready for a great start to the 2023-2024 school year.

A couple of items to bring to your attention:

Faculty Association Social, Friday, August 11
We have reserved the outside eating area at Me N Ed’s for a Faculty Association Social this Friday, August 11 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.


Although we have a contract that extends through June of 2024, we are currently negotiating Article 2 of the contract. Specifically, an increase to the salary schedule for the 2023-2024 school year. Please keep an eye on your email for information from your negotiating team. (Patty Peinado, Tanya Guiremand, Rich Guiremand and Aaron Nesper)

Observation Timelines

Are you being evaluated this school year? Here is the timeline from our current contract. If you are a new teacher to the district, please let me know if you have any questions.

Pre-Observation Conference by October 31 by October 1
Observations October – April October-February
Final Evaluation by May 1 by February 15

In-Lieu MOU

This 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. I have attached the new MOU for the 2023-2024 school year. 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.

Get Safety Trained

Be sure to complete your mandated trainings. Please refer to the emails from the District dated July 3 and August 4.

New Teachers

If you are a new teacher to the SMJUHSD, please take a look at our SMJUHSDFA website and let me know if you have any questions. There is a lot of good information, including your very important Weingarten Rights.

September Paycheck
Your September paycheck should include payment for working the extra professional development day in August. This year, that day will take place today, Monday August 7, during our teacher workday. Please keep in mind that this is not a permanent increase to the salary schedule, but it is a payment of your daily rate of pay for working the one extra Professional Development Day. We will also work an additional Professional Development Day in January and should receive that payment in our January 2024 paycheck.

I have attached/linked a few files for your information.

Current Collective Bargaining Agreement

Salary Schedule 2022-2023  (Until we negotiate a new schedule for 2023-2024)

School Calendar 2023-2024

Representative Council, School Site Council and Shared Decision Making Committee members


Hope you have a great 2023-2024 school year,
From your FA Executive Board

Matt Provost – President
Tanya Guiremand – Vice President
Mike Emerson – Corresponding Secretary
Becky Masuda – Recording Secretary
Patty Peinado – Treasurer