6/3/21 – Today is the day! Join your colleagues at 4pm!

Ed Center Action TODAY!

Tonight is the last Jeffco board of education meeting of the school year, and it’s a HUGE opportunity for you and your colleagues to send a loud, proud and united message to our board members about bargaining this year: INVEST IN JEFFCO EDUCATORS. Budget what you say you value – equity, collaboration and respect.

After 17 bargaining sessions the board will discuss our proposals and compensation counter TONIGHT. JCEA and JESPA are holding a rally, march and public comment together to advocate for our collective goals at the bargaining table.

We have two scheduled sessions left -tomorrow morning from 8:00 am – 11:30 am and June 10th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Tonight is the night to stand with your colleagues and show up for the cause! All the details you need to join us are below!

After a long year of working your hearts out to advocate for and support your students – take an afternoon to advocate for yourselves, your working conditions and our students learning conditions!

Helpful things to bring this afternoon:

  • Friends and colleagues
  • Mask
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Sign for the march/rally (we will have supplies to make signs if you don’t have one handy)
  • Comfy shoes/clothes you can walk in comfortably (Wear your Red for Ed or JCEA blue!)
  • A lawn chair or blanket if you plan to stay for public comment

Here’s a brief overview of what the actions will look like – folks are encouraged to join us for as much of the afternoon as you can – if you can stay the whole time awesome, if you can swing through for half an hour, that’s awesome too!

Everyone is welcome! JCEA members, nonmembers, parents, students, retirees, community – anyone who supports public educators and public education!

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Meet up, gather up, sign making time

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Mini rally and a few speakers sharing their stories and why they are standing up for your rights, your contract and calling on the district to commit this year and invest in our frontline educators

5:00 – 5:45 pm – Mini march / boots on the boulevard on Colfax and Denver west (Around Colorado Mills)

5:45 – 6ish – Back to the Ed Center – snacks/dinner for folks – get settled for drive in movie style public comment if you want to stay and watch together and support all of the JCEA folks making public comment

6ish – 7ish – Public comment on the lawn! We will have a big screen projecting public comment with a sound system for folks to stay and watch together. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair if you want to stay to watch with your colleagues.