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

JCEA Makes Continuing Recommendation for 2017 BoE Election
“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.

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.