Professional Growth Funds

Professional Growth Funds are a negotiated benefit for Jefferson County educators. These funds are provided for teacher applicants who desire to attend professional and instructional conferences. The administration of professional growth funds is in accordance with Article 15-2 of the JCEA/JCPS Master Agreement.

To maximize the money available, the committee will fund conferences according to the following priorities: release days will be funded first, registration second, and travel last. As you consider attending professional conferences and applying for funding through Professional Growth Funds, please keep the budget and funding priorities in mind.

Visit the district's Professional Development page

Please direct all questions to Colleen Crowfoot-Beyette, (Colleen.Crowfoot-Beyette@jeffco.k12.co.us) or Alicia Strasheim (Alicia.Strasheim@jeffco.k12.co.us) in Human Resources, 303-982-6546.

JCEA News

Community Outreach Action Team
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.

Celebration of Jim Hodges’ Life
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.

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