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Taking the lead to get real results for students
JCEA is both a professional association and an advocacy organization. Representing approximately 5,500 non-administrative professional educators working in the Jefferson County School District, JCEA is affiliated with the 40,000 member Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the 3.2 million member National Education Association (NEA).
Our mission is to empower educators to advocate for professional rights, responsibilities and practices to achieve educational excellence within a changing society.
7 News Denver: Jefferson County teacher compensation plan up for approval at district board meeting Thursday
9 News: School board considers controversial committee
Steffi Rossi is a history teacher at Wheat Ridge High School worried about the future of teaching history.
"It's an offensive assumption that we would not include those elements of democracy in our curriculum," Rossi said.
Rossi is concerned because of a proposal put forth by Jefferson County School Board Member Julie Williams. Williams wants to create a curriculum review committee of nine people selected by the board majority. They would go around the district to make sure Advanced Placement U.S. History is taught correctly.
Examiner.com: Board attorney contract extended 1 year, budget development sees changes
The Jeffco School Board voted 3-2 to extend board attorney Brad Miller’s contract by 12 months during a study session discussion to review the scope of work of Sept. 4. The session had been scheduled after board members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper made repeated requests from January onward for the board to discuss Miller's contract and scope of work.