2/10/22 – February 2022 Vital Link

Upcoming important dates:

TONIGHT @ 5:00 pm – JCEA MOU Bargaining session

IN-PERSON at the Ed Center & streaming online in our usual location

February 15th @ 5:00pm – JCEA All Member Virtual Meeting with special guests from our Jeffco Public Health Department. 

Register here: Feb 2022 JCEA All member meeting

February 18th – TLCC survey closes!

Materials from February Council

February 2022 Council documents:





This could have been a memo!

(these are quick actions and important info for ARs… this document contains ALL links made available for ARs) MUST READ!!!

Slides from council (our presentation at the front of the room)

Slides for your 10 minute building meeting (thank you Lauren Kott!) 

BIG ROCKS from council…


TLCC Survey – we are more than half way there! 36%!

Keep up the good work!

It is crucial that EVERY one of our schools exceed that threshold so that we can have accurate data on building climate and culture, identify problems as well as successes, and use it to drive solutions!

CEA TLCC Toolkit – Access to the TLCC toolkit for AR support is found in the “members only” section on the CEA website. ARs will need their login using their credentials or they can register here.

  • CEA Staff and Leader FAQ
  • Sample 10 Minute Meeting
  • Sample Joint Letter for Local Associations/Districts
  • AR Sample Social Media

Cash drawings for Local Associations – Should your local district achieve its 50% threshold, your local association will be entered into a drawing for a cash prize. Weekly drawings will be held starting in February. More information to come.

The TLCC staff contact at CEA is Joshua Quick, Director of Professional Practice and State Education Policy and CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert is the Governance contact (abaca@coloradoea.org). You can contact Joshua at TLCC@coloradoea.org for additional information assistance. He is very passionate about this project and want to help ensure your building participates! Don’t be afraid to reach out!

TLCC Help Desk

Online support form: https://app.cedu.io/support

Support email: support@cedu.io or contact@cedu.io

Toll-free number: 866-329-1530 (Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm)

Displacement/reassignment/hiring processes – know your rights!

JCEA CBA Article -12 

Much of our conversation last night was focused on displacement. JCEA staff member Lisa Elliott is gathering, archiving and sharing out examples of rubrics from collaborative committees around the district.

If you have a rubric that’s working well – send it our way! If you NEED examples – reach out and we will share them with you! Reach Lisa @ LElliott@coloradoea.org

Your building’s rubric MUST be created collaboratively

Criteria are (12-5-4):

Educational needs of the school; length of service in District AND building; evaluation ratings from PREVIOUS two years; and qualifications which demonstrate that the staff member can address the instructional practices and needs of the school.

Hiring and your rights in that process are also housed in our CBA in Article 12 and  are guided by the Jeffco hiring guide linked below:

Jeffco hiring guide

Bargaining cycle for 2022

Your JCEA bargaining team has had one session at the table working on a 3rd round of MOU bargaining to continue to address how the pandemic has impacted working and learning conditions.

Tonight (Thursday February 10th)  they are headed back to the table at 5:00 pm – tune in to support our collective goals and your team!

Join the session livestream here: JCEA BARGAINING LIVE!


Our 1st session for formal contract bargaining will be held February 24th IN-PERSON – save the date, plan to rock your #Red4Ed that day at school, and come join us at the Ed Center to start the season strong and united!

Upcoming JCEA Elections:
the deadline to nominate or declare your intent to run is coming up quickly! February 15th by 5:00pm!

Positions up for election:

– JCEA Secretary (executive board position)

– Professional Practices Action Team chair (PPAT, operational board position)

– Community Outreach Action Team (COAT, operational board position)

– Ethnic Minority Outreach & Advocacy Team (EMOAT, operational board position)

For the entire timeline and more info click below:

JCEA/CEA 2022 Election timeline, regulations and process 

If you have questions, please reach out to JCEA elections chair Melissa Roach – mlroach75@gmail.com

Council will be VIRTUAL ONLY for the next few months, unless we

find ourselves in a crisis situation. Keep an eye on your emails for

our zoom registration for next month!