1/14/21 – URGENT: EMERGENCY AR COUNCIL January 19th 4:30pm

Emergency AR Council January 19th

Emergency Council Meeting
Time: Jan 19, 2021 04:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
You must register in advance for this meeting:

Dear JCEA ARs,

I appreciate and recognize that a lot of time, energy, and thought was put into Tuesday night’s debate, discussion and motion that ultimately was voted on. Yesterday while reviewing the minutes and vote tallies from council it became apparent that we did not have a quorum at the point the final motion was voted upon. I know that your time is precious and it is always a difficult balance for us to maintain ample space for rich discussion on such important topics while also asking folks to stay beyond our usual two hour timeframe.

We had 75 ARs present for the final vote and we need 96 to constitute a quorum, therefore the motion didn’t actually pass. As a result, following our by-laws and standing rules, the JCEA Executive committee is calling for an emergency AR Council meeting on Tuesday January 19th for a one hour session to reconsider this motion.

We need you in the room to represent your members to clarify our path forward. We are a democratically run organization and must continue to conduct ourselves as such.

I appreciate every single one of you and your hard work and dedication to both your members and your union. Please join us Tuesday night at 4:30 pm to come to a resolution on this critical issue.

In Solidarity,

Brooke Williams, JCEA President

Council documents

January 2021 Council agenda

January 2021 Council slide deck

January 2021 Council minutes

10 minute meeting slides created by Lauren Kott – Make a copy of the slides and update as you’d like for your building. Thank you Lauren!

Robert’s Rules Refresher Tuesday

We have heard from many of you that you would like a refresher on the ins and outs of Roberts Rules. We will be hosting an optional meeting Tuesday before the emergency council session for anyone interested in attended. This training can and will be offered as many times as needed for everyone who would like to participate to join us.

Register here for Tuesday’s session:

When: Jan 19, 2021 03:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


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2021 Bargaining survey – closing Monday 3pm

Please outreach your members and encourage them to participate!

Last Friday evening all JCEA members received an email to their personal email including the link to our 1st 2021 bargaining survey – if you did not receive the email please check your spam folder. If you can’t locate the survey email in your spam folder, contact Lisa Elliott for a new link: lelliott@coloradoea.org

Jeffco Calendar – take the survey y’all!

Struggling with the current calendar structure? NOW is the time to give your feedback for the next 3 years! Link to Calendar Survey:


Grub Club 2021

Grub Club is a bi-weekly program in which homeless and emancipated Jefferson County students receive boxes filled with three days with of food and personal hygiene products. We need your help this year in donating food to fill the 1,600+ boxes for 2021.

This year is especially critical. Many of our students will be relying on these donations as their main source of food support

Your Grub Club resources found here: http://bit.ly/2021GrubClubResources