Who We Are

Our mission is to empower educators to advocate for professional rights, responsibilities and practices to achieve educational excellence within a changing society.

Since 1968 we have worked with licensed professionals in Jefferson County Public Schools to improve teaching and learning conditions through collaboration, collective bargaining, and political advocacy.

JCEA is both a professional association and an advocacy organization. Representing approximately 5,200 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).

The Association's decision making bodies include an Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Association Representative Council. The staff is responsible for implementation of the decisions made by the elected membership who make up the decision making bodies.

The Association - at all three levels - is a highly democratic organization governed by members. The decision-making structure is designed to ensure maximum representation. Within JCEA the voices of members are clearly heard through three elected representative bodies.

JCEA News

Negotiated Agreement Ratified
The tentative agreement was ratified by JCEA membership and accepted unanimously by the Board of Education at the May 4th meeting. The new language will go into effect at the beginning of next school year. Click for details.

Tentative Agreement Reached!
After months of bargaining and hundreds of volunteer hours, the JCEA bargaining team reached a Tentative Agreement with the district at last night’s bargaining session. A vote of the entire JCEA membership on whether or not to ratify the agreement will take place following next week’s AR Council meeting on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 61 - More Action Needed
Thank you all for attending town halls and contacting your legislators to tell them to VOTE NO on SB61. We need to keep calling!