Association News

  • JeffCo Keeps Moving Forward

    Nov 08, 2017

    JeffCo voters overwhelmingly endorsed the direction the current Board of Education is taking the district, and the vision and leadership of Dr. Jason Glass.

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  • Building Career Pathways for Students in Jefferson County: A Partnership of JCEA, Colorado Building and Construction Trades, and JeffCo Public Schools

    Oct 16, 2017

    Community collaboration with JCEA, JeffCo Public Schools, and JeffCo Public School Board members, has helped to create an incredible opportunity for the schools our students deserve.

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  • Stress Management

    Oct 13, 2017

    The first step in managing stress is to identify our own stress signals. Each person's body responds differently. Some of us experience physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, or muscle tightness. Others experience anxiety, forgetfulness, depression, irritability, or changes in sleep or eating patterns.

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  • Domestic Violence Awareness

    Sep 29, 2017

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Often people don’t realize how common domestic violence is in the United States.

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  • Building Workplace Relationships

    Aug 25, 2017

    In today’s work environment we work with many individuals, teams, departments, parents, the community, and others. One key to our success is how well we build solid relationships with others. There are clear links between workplace productivity and our relationships with coworkers. We are all becoming more and more interdependent to accomplish our goals.

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  • Update to Benefit Changes for 2017-18 School Year

    Aug 25, 2017

    As a result of last year's negotiations, changes have been made to short-term disability benefits and leaves of absence reporting.

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  • JeffCo Educators React to Domestic Terrorism in Charlottesville, VA

    Aug 16, 2017

    The Jefferson County Education Association calls on school districts across Colorado to take an unequivocal stand against the hateful messages from white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and others who exhibited their hateful attitudes this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • JCEA Makes Continuing Recommendation for 2017 BoE Election

    Aug 09, 2017

    “Our members know that School board elections matter so that integrity and quality is maintained in both the classroom and the district, as well as the profession,” said Dale Munholland, Pomona High School teacher and chair of the Community Advocacy Action Team.

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  • Negotiated Agreement Ratified

    May 05, 2017

    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.

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  • Tentative Agreement Reached!

    Apr 04, 2017

    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.

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  • Senate Bill 61 - More Action Needed

    Apr 04, 2017

    Thank you all for attending town halls and contacting your legislators to tell them to VOTE NO on SB61. We need to keep calling!

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  • You take care of our children. Let us take care of you.

    Mar 13, 2017

    Just like the satisfaction you get by making a difference in the lives of children you serve, our satisfaction comes from knowing we’ve made a difference for those of you who have entrusted us to structure the financing for your home.

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  • Community Outreach Action Team

    Nov 04, 2016

    The Grub Club food drive is coming back in January! We will again partner with the JeffCo Action Center to provide meals and hygiene items for our high school students who are homeless or emancipated. Last year we saw huge growth in what we were able to give, and we’re hoping that this year will be even bigger.

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  • Celebration of Jim Hodges’ Life

    Sep 23, 2016

    On August 11, 2016, we lost a wonderful man who touched many lives. James “Jim” R. Hodges moved to Colorado in 1969 because he had heard great things about Jefferson County Schools and wanted to be part of an innovative school system to benefit kids.

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  • Bargaining WINS and More Work to Do

    Sep 23, 2016

    The bargaining team and NAAT have celebrations from last year, but also lots of work left to do.

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  • Learning to Speak Your Mind

    Sep 16, 2016

    While it takes courage to speak up, especially if it's something you don’t usually do, it's a valuable skill to learn to manage your fears and act responsibly. Rather than being silent and then regretting not saying something, learning to express yourself can bring a real sense of accomplishment and involvement.

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  • JCEA AR Council Votes Unanimously to Support 3A & 3B

    Sep 08, 2016

    PreK-12 funding in Colorado faces a lot of challenges. The funds generated by 3A and 3B will go towards long overdue repairs and improvements in schools including roofs, plumbing, electrical, lighting, and mechanical systems. The average school building in JeffCo is more than 45 years old. The resources will also allow JeffCo schools to continue providing students with instruction, skills, and hands-on learning necessary for success in college and the workplace through the expansion of “STEM” programs (science, technology, engineering, and math), as well as the arts, music, and career/technical education.

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  • BoE Weighs Mill and Bond

    Jun 17, 2016

    As educators in JeffCo who understand all too well the impact that a $77 million yearly shortfall in funding has on our students, we need to step up and be a significant part of this discussion and decision.

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  • Connecting Students to the "Real World"

    Mar 11, 2016

    For many students, high school will never be the “real world”. They will continue to ask, rightly or not, when they are going to use many of the things they learn during their four years. As the real world changes however, it’s the teachers who evolve along with it that will leave the biggest footprint on the psyche and experiences of our children.

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  • Board Report: The (Increasing) Cost of WNW

    Mar 04, 2016

    It will take some time to untangle the mess left behind by Witt, Newkirk, and Williams. Last night, the Clean Slate BoE took a couple of steps in the right direction.

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