12/6/21- All member email – Working conditions survey

Working conditions survey

If you haven’t yet, please take five minutes to share how this school year has been going for you. We are especially interested in hearing what you think can (or should) be done to address the current workload issues across the district.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2FG6JFT

Your elected JCEA board members will be presenting top-line data, trends, and possible solutions to the board of education on December 9th during the study session.

New Board of Education members sworn in

On behalf of JCEA leadership, we welcome Jeffco‘s newly elected school board members who were officially sworn in on Nov. 29th: Danielle Varda (District 1), Paula Reed (District 2), and Mary Parker (District 5). We are looking forward to JCEA members meaningfully engaging with all five Jeffco BOE members to move Jeffco forward!

All-call for liaisons to Board of Education members

Similar to the CEA/JCEA Legislative Liaison program, the JCEA Political Action Team (PAT) is developing a Board of Education Liaison program. The PAT is looking for members who want to be a part of a team that engages in regular conversations with school board members.

Training, guidance, and support will be provided by JCEA leaders and staff. Liaison teams will act as representatives of Jeffco educators, their issues, needs, and concerns.

The overall time commitment for BOE liaisons is an average of four hours a month. If you are interested in being a liaison to your school’s BOE member, follow this link (https://bit.ly/2022_BOE_liaison), submit the form, and a member of the JCEA PAT or staff will reach out to you with follow-up steps.

Your COVID student loan forbearance will end on

January 31, 2022… Are you ready?

The COVID related forbearance that was granted to all federal student loan borrowers will be ending on January 31st, 2022.

Are you ready to resume payments? Did you know that recent changes to available loan forgiveness programs have made it EASIER for educators like you have part of their loans CANCELED?!

Please join our virtual, informational workshop, Degrees Not Debt!, on December 20th from 5-6:30pm. Because of the recent changes and our commitment to educating members about loan forgiveness options, this workshop will be FREE to BOTH members as well as non-members! Registration is required, follow this link (https://bit.ly/DND-JCEA) to sign up and share the link with your colleagues!

High school educator? 

Apply for the Auschwitz Legacy Fellowship!

On behalf of The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation (ABMF) and the Mizel Museum, we are encouraging our high school members, particularly social studies, to apply for the Auschwitz Legacy Fellowship, a year-long, fully funded program for Colorado high school teachers.

As an Auschwitz Legacy Fellow, you will: 

  • Travel to Poland in the summer for a week-long experience, which will include Warsaw, Krakow, and Auschwitz-Birkenau,
  • Participate in a hybrid (online and in-person) educational program
  • Receive multiple resources for you and your students that will allow you to meet relevant guidelines and standards,
  • Gain special access to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum’s remote guided visits for your students
  • Become a life-long Auschwitz Legacy alumnus/a and learn from and contribute to a community of teachers from all across the U.S.

DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! Applications must be submitted by THIS WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8th! Follow this link to apply!

NEA Member Benefits:

California Casualty $$$ giveaway! 

California Casualty (our NEA Member Benefits partner for Auto & Home Insurance) is offering two final chances to win cash in 2021… Great timing and there’s no obligation to enter! Entry deadline is December 10th!  Enter today! ReadyFor2500.com/NEA