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Our team NEEDS OUR SUPPORT! The next session will be Monday, May 4th from 4-8 in the Board Room at the Ed Center. There will also be bargaining next Saturday, May 9th from 8-4 in the Board Room at the Ed Center.

WELCOME to JCEA!

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.

Association News

Bargaining Breakdown: Who is Holding Whom Hostage?
Negotiations hit a giant roadblock last night at a hastily scheduled special session focused on compensation. At the end of the evening, Amy Weber claimed that teachers are “holding the district hostage” which drew a large gasp from the more than one hundred teachers, parents, and concerned citizens who were in attendance. The message from the JCEA bargaining team was clear: The district needs to address compensation increases for all educators, otherwise we risk losing high quality and experienced teachers who have made sacrifices for half a decade to keep funding cuts out of the classrooms.

Court Report
Last Friday was JCEA’s day in court to request an injunction against the District’s imposition of a new pay system for new hires that in some cases, pays newly hired Jeffco teachers thousands of dollars more than teachers who have stayed in Jeffco through the recession, taking negotiated pay cuts to manage the $80+ million dollar shortfall.

Board Report: Witt Bullies JeffCo Student
After several months of relatively good behavior, Witt was his old self at last night’s BoE meeting. Throughout the meeting he was disrespectful and dismissive, but the meeting ended on a chilling note when Witt openly bullied a student who was still in attendance after midnight.

Upcoming Events

May
26
BoE Budget Hearing

The Board of Education will meet to discuss the 2015-16 budget. Click for a link to sign up for public comment.

May
29
Rally to Take Back Our Schools

Join parents, students, and educators at the Clement Park Amphitheater as we rally to Take Back Our Schools. There will be engaging and inspiring speakers, entertainment, and food trucks! Bring everyone you know that supports public education in JeffCo and will Stand Up For All Students!