Health insurance cost survey
Proposed increase to your healthcare benefits upcoming – we need to know where YOU stand on the changes!
All member survey open NOW through midnight Sunday, February 27th
The district benefits plan committee has been presented with significant increases to your healthcare costs and will be holding a vote of committee representatives March 1st on possible changes and increases in cost.
In the interest of transparency and member voice your JCEA representatives on the benefits committee need to hear from you to inform their votes.
Please know that these proposed increases will mean that we have to get ready for district wide organizing efforts to support your team at the table while they continue to advocate for money to help cover the increasing costs of not only health care but all living expenses!
Bargaining starts TOMORROW! 4:30pm IN-PERSON & online
February 24th let’s paint the district JCEA Blue and start this bargaining campaign strong and united for our students.
How to support your team:
– Reach out to all of the JCEA members in your building and ask them to join you in wearing JCEA BLUE all day on the 24th (send selfies or group photos to 720-454-6066 and/or post in our JCEA RedforEd Facebook group)
– Join in-person bargaining at the Ed Center starting at 4:30pm
– Watch virtually from anywhere also at 4:30pm! Live streaming HERE.
*Interested in joining the BOAT: the organizing team that supports our efforts at the table? Email Michelle Moehlis at firstname.lastname@example.org
MOU Overwhelmingly approved!!!
March 28 and April 22 are now non-contact days, dedicated to EDUCATOR-DIRECTED TIME.
Time to plan:
Restoration of two non-contact days: Monday, March 28 right after spring break and Friday, April 22. These days are to be educator driven. “All educators may work with their teams on these tasks as desired.” You have the flexibility to work on your own, or work with your teammates. There should be no meetings or PD on these days. Personal leave on these days may be taken only with admin approval.
Time to teach:
- “Responsibilities and tasks will be streamlined…Individual schools will [collaborate] to reduce duties and responsibilities.” Start NOW to discuss what can be reduced: committee, staff, and PLC meetings, non-essential assessments and new initiatives.
- Evaluations should follow the process in the agreement. No additional tasks should be added to the process and “evaluators will be reminded that this is an extraordinary year with extremely difficult conditions.
Time to heal:
- Emphasis on mental health supports will continue and student behavior should be addressed consistently according to the Student Discipline Matrix. This too should be addressed in your collaboration committee.
- Find the student discipline matrix HERE: https://teamjeffco.jeffcopublicschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=2918833&pageId=7450590
School and community health and wellbeing:
- Schools will remain “mask friendly” for all who wish to wear them to protect themselves and those around them
- Staff may request to attend staff meetings and other large gatherings virtually. Talk to your AR or the JCEA office if you have difficulties in this.
- Teachers MAY voluntarily remote in to their classroom when home on quarantine, or a mild COVID case. You will not be charged a sick day in these cases. Remember this is VOLUNTARY.
- We will continue to monitor absences and push for schools to pivot to remote or to cancel school. Everyone’s priority of course, is to keep schools open for in person instruction.
- Remember that like any contract language, this must be enforced if it is to be effective. Talk to your administrator about any problems, and file grievances if necessary.