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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).

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Association News

Teachers Call on Jeffco School Board to Accept Fact Finding Recommendations
The following is the JCEA press release regarding the release of the fact-finding recommendations and our meeting with District leadership this morning. The recommendations can be viewed by clicking HERE. Please plan on attending the Board of Education meeting tonight (Thursday, August 28th) at 6:30 at the Ed Center.

CBS New York: Experts Say Many Teachers Paying Out Of Pocket For School Supplies
Imagine if you had to spend hundreds of dollars of your own money just to get your job done. Lily Eskelsen García, President Elect of the National Education Association, said that’s how much the average teacher had to spend on school supplies for their students in past years.

Fox 31 Denver: Jeffco school board hires solo superintendent candidate on 3-2 vote
The Jefferson County Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday night to make Daniel McMinimee the next superintendent. It was not a unanimous decision and one that came with a lot of controversy. The board’s vote was 3-2 to hire the only candidate it presented for the job. The board then went on to debate the five-year contract at a salary of $280,000 per year. Members decided to take up the contract again at the next meeting, so the hiring won’t actually be final until the contract is approved.