1/15/21 – Friday round up and 2021 bargaining

Return to in-person / hybrid learning

As expected today the district announced that the return to hybrid learning for our secondary schools is being moved up to February 25th. As always, we want to hear from you about this change. Yesterday a second AR council meeting was scheduled for next Tuesday January 19th.

We strongly encourage a few simple actions to take between now and Tuesday:

For our members:

We are well aware that we have members all across the spectrum on the issue of when and how Jeffco can or should return to in-person learning. The reality is, we will probably never find a solution that addresses the wants and needs of everyone.

JCEA has a long history of democratic decision making – one member, one vote. We do our best to make space for all opinions and respectful debate. Wherever you stand on the issue, we strongly encourage you to outreach your AR to let them know how you feel. Your ARs are more effective in their role when they have a clear sense of what members want.

For our ARs:

Outreach your members to ask them how they are feeling about this adjustment. A quick google survey, text outreach, email, phone call or a virtual JCEA meeting are all helpful.

  1. How do you feel about the adjusted plan?
  2. Are there any additional issues you believe we should be advocating for? (Additional plan time, pausing testing, additional PPE, etc.)
  3. If you don’t support the adjusted plan to return on the 25th what kind of action are you willing to take to change it?

RSVP to join us on Tuesday to revisit the discussion and debate on this issue and our upcoming contract campaign. We need you in the room to represent your members and building. If your building does not currently have an AR to attend council but you want to make your voices heard please contact Chesca – jceacomms@gmail.com or 720 – 454 – 6066


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 2nd January council session for anyone interested in attended. This training can and will be offered as many times as needed.

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


Register in advance for this meeting:



2021 Bargaining survey – closing Monday 3pm

One week ago all JCEA members received an email to their personal email including the link to our  2021 bargaining survey. Your team needs your feedback. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  If you did not receive the email please check your spam folder. Contact Lisa Elliott If you need  a new link: lelliott@coloradoea.org

Last call to attend the CEA Delegate Assembly (virtually)

Add your name to the list of members interested in attending CEA’s annual Delegate Assembly. Members from across the state make decisions about the direction of CEA for the upcoming year.  It is an incredible opportunity to join with your fellow members and continue to build our movement.