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.
JCEA Goes to Court - TWICE
Friday, May 1, JCEA will be in court. We filed a request for an injunction to stop the District from unilaterally imposing the new pay plan for new hires to Jeffco. As you may remember, Amy Weber outlined a plan to the Board of Education which they approved.
R E S P E C T
When I was in the classroom I experienced lack of respect from adolescents from time to time. I chalked it up to their immaturity, dealt with it, and moved on.
What was harder to accept was the lack of respect from the school district and the Board of Education. We had to fight for salaries and working conditions that were obviously needed to have a quality teaching force. Demanding RESPECT from the school board and the district became our battle cry.
Day Without Hate
In light of recent events and being sensitive to upcoming anniversaries, I would like to, as the president of JCEA, ask everyone to be mindful and respectful of the meaning of acceptance and tolerance.
I hope you will join us this week, especially on Friday, April 24, and celebrate acceptance and tolerance in the "Day Without Hate" celebrations happening throughout the district. More information about "Day Without Hate" and how you can participate can be found here: http://www.daywithouthate.org/