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2019 Superintendent Search

The Board of Education of the Santa Maria Joint Union School District is in the process of conducting a Superintendent Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. Fred Van Leuven and David Verdugo of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, were selected to advise the Board in this important process.

Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process.


To view the Executive Summary Report of Stakeholder Input Sessions and Online Survey from Leadership Associates please click on the following link:

Executive Summary from Leadership Associates

 Para ver el Informe Resumido Ejecutivo de las Sesiones de Aportes de las Partes Interesadas y la Encuesta En Línea de los Asociados de Liderazgo, haga clic en el siguiente enlace:

Executive Summary of Community Input - SPANISH


To view the Superintendent Position Description please click on the following link: 

SMJUHSD Superintendent Position Description


















NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The SMJUHSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identifications, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, military or veteran status, nationality, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.