The SMJUHSD received an official resignation letter from former Santa Maria High School Principal, Joe Domingues.
Domingues' resignation takes effect as of September 27, and cites 'personal health' issues as the reason for his resignation.
According to a press release, Steve Campbell has been acting as Interim Principal since last April, when Domingues went on an extended leave, and will continue in that capacity.
The District says they would like to sincerely thank Domingues for his years of service to Santa Maria High School and wish him the best in the future.
Domingues said in a statement, "It is bittersweet that I am writing to let you know I am resigning my position as Principal of Santa Maria High School due to personal health matters. Although it has been a challenging, yet successful experience being your principal during the past decade, I feel that this decision is in the best interest for my family and myself. My resignation will be effective September 27, 2019. I have appreciated your patience and cooperation in my absence over the past few months. My responsibilities at the school have been taken over by your new acting principal, Mr. Steve Campbell. I am confident that the school-community's tremendous work done over the years will continue. Working with the community, students and staff has been a memorable experience I will not soon forget. As with every beginning comes an end; however, as an alumni and Santa Maria High principal, I will always be a Saint. I wish you all the best and thank you for your understanding in this matter.''