1/20/2021-Council last night, meeting with our elected officials tonight

January 19th emergency council

Thank you all for the thoughtful, honest debate last night. Your role as elected officials of our Union is critically important for our members and our movement. Your time and effort is incredible to witness.

Together we will continue to advocate on behalf of our students, our members, our schools and our communities!

Documents from last night’s council:

Council Agenda

Slide presentation

Council minutes

Make-them-your-own slides for building meetings

Educator-led discussion with Jeffco elected officials January 20th

Join us this Wednesday, January 20 from 6-7:30 PM, for a roundtable discussion with elected Jeffco officials, hosted by JCEA. This includes senators, representatives, and State Board of Education members.

The purpose of this event is for educators to lead the discussion around not only the usual topic of adequate funding, but also the impact of things like testing, evaluations, fulfilling unfunded mandates, etc. all during a global pandemic.

Elected representatives need to hear directly from you. . Stories matter. How has COVID-19 impacted your classroom? How has this pandemic highlighted inequities in our system? How should we emerge from the pandemic and help students recover? How will the state fund all the needs created by this crisis?

This is also an opportunity for our elected officials to learn from you what your union is advocating for and ask them to join you in supporting JCEA contract negotiations.

You must register in advance for this meeting:


The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment wants to hear from YOU!

Everyone who completes the survey will receive an invitation from CDPHE next week to get an early look at the analysis and results.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

is looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of how this pandemic has affected our state’s educators.

CDPHE will use your responses, along with testing data already reported by clinical laboratories, to gain a greater understanding of COVID-19. Your individual results will not be shared outside of CDPHE and our local public health partners, and your privacy will be maintained.


School health and safety is community health and safety – sign and share our pledge today

Now’s the time for us to double down on our commitment to lower the spread of COVID in our communities and to keep our loved ones, neighbors, and all Coloradans safe and thriving.

Collectively, we are educators, superintendents, school board members, pediatricians, doctors, nurses, parents, students, local public health officials, and more across Colorado.