Hope you have had a restful summer so far,

Yesterday, our negotiating team met with the District in an effort to agree on an MOU for the reopening of school. Although a number of items were agreed to, we are still not in complete agreement with the MOU. Negotiations will continue next week. We will continue to ask the District to allow us to choose between working from home or on campus.

In these final days before school starts, we would like to conduct a short survey to help us finalize the MOU for reopening school. The Survey will be sent to your Simply Voting email. It will start on Saturday morning at 7:00 AM and end on Monday evening at 6:00 PM. Please read the directions on the survey before answering the questions.

If you have started the Interactive Process with Kevin Platt, please be patient and continue to communicate with him. A number of you have asked for accommodations and we would like to see those accommodations approved. Many of you have asked about Union representation during Zoom meetings regarding accommodations. If you feel you would like a Union representative present, please contract Andrew Oman as he is trained in this type of support. AOman@cta.org

It is my understanding that the District has asked Site Administration to allow us to post, “Do Not Enter” signs on our classroom doors or work stations. If you have questions, please communicate with your Site Administration.


The next Board meeting is on Tuesday August 4, at 6:30 PM.

Many of you have asked for Board member emails. And others have wondered how you can speak at the Board meeting.

If you would like to email your Board members, please visit the following site:


Click on a Board member’s name then click on email.
You can CC the other Board members if desired.

If you would like to speak at the Board meeting, follow the directions below:

If you would like to address the SMJUHSD Board of Education at the August 4, 2020 meeting for either open or closed session items, see the options for participation below.

  1. In writing: Submit your comment via email and list the agenda item page and number or reference if you wish to leave a public comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the Assistant to the Superintendent, Tammy Rhine, by 5:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020. The email address is SMJUHSD-Public-Comment@smjuhsd.org.
  2. By phone: If you would like to make a comment by phone, please call 805-922-4573, extension 4202 and state your name and phone number. Someone will return your phone call to take your public comment over the phone. Request for addressing the Board by phone must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020. Please note: The time limit to address the Board may not exceed two minutes. The Board is not required to respond to the Public Comment.

Here are the links to watch the Board meeting on Youtube.
5:30 p.m. Closed Session/6:30 p.m. General Session

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvP0f03ekQDsiYfv6OFfbfg

Mixteco: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCviEi9hvcQI96poD0PDiSIA

English: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvPYs34Im9h0dAwgfi-gDGg


I will hopefully know more early next week.