9/9/2020 – JCEA September AR council minutes, links, and slides

Council last night

Thank you to everyone who attended last night! If you weren’t able to attend, the full recording of the meeting will be posted on the member side of the JCEA website by the end of the week for viewing.

As we all know, this year is starting off quite differently and the stress of continued changes is high – please know that you are not alone, and we are all in this together. When you need support, reach out. If you have a concern, speak up. If something in your school is working well – let us know!

We spent quite a bit of time last night talking about the path forward with compensation bargaining, and how we will begin to transition into the 2021 contract bargaining – the entire contract is up this year, which means we have a huge opportunity to make changes. Please check out the slide deck from last night’s meeting for more details.

Remote learning & professional development JCEA Google Classroom

JCEA’s Professional Practices team is working hand in hand with JVA educators to support our members in the remote learning environment. Elizabeth Morgan has launched a google classroom! Classroom code is: sdpdh2r

JCEA Remote learning/virtual learning PD sign up – http://bit.ly/JCEA_Remote_PD


JCEA AR support and community building

As we navigate a new year, new challenges and welcome new ARs into our community we also welcome a newly elected chair of the JCEA OAT team, Cory Bissell. One of the goals of the OAT is developing training and professional development for our ARs, AACs and all JCEA members. We have some standard offerings, some new ideas AND we very much want to hear from YOU about what is most helpful.

Please take just a couple of minutes to fill out our survey on what you would find helpful:

AR Training/PD requests form – http://bit.ly/JCEA_AR_PD

Upcoming JCEA skills building events:

AR 101: What is being an AR all about?
All ARs and AACs are welcome! If you are new, join us to learn, if you are seasoned join us to share what’s worked well for you!
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JCEA_AR_101

Union School session 2 – The book of collaboration: taking a deep dive into Article 10
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JCEA_Collaboration_101

Save the dates!

JCEA All member meeting – Tuesday September 22nd
AR Kickoff – Tuesday September 29th

JCEA Compensation bargaining tomorrow!

There are two easy ways to join us from anywhere!

Via Facebook with live chat: https://bit.ly/JCEA_BOAT_Live

Via district live stream (without using Facebook): https://bit.ly/MGMT_live_stream

Election 2020

In the midst of everything else we are juggling, the 2020 elections are quickly approaching. As we move towards November 3rd please remember one critical rule – NO use of school resources for election work. No school emails, flyers in mailboxes or singing your favorite candidate’s praises over the PA.

We know you have heard this year after year, but the stakes this year are high. Elections impact your classrooms in many different ways and if we all do a little (even one shift phone banking or one pack of postcards – we can make a big impact).

The full JCEA list of endorsed candidates and ballot issues can be found in the slides HERE.

Important quick links:

Minutes from September 2020 AR Council:

Slide Deck from the meeting presentation (view PDF)

Slide Deck for JCEA building meetings:

Lauren Kott, one of our rock star ARs has been making google slide decks for anyone to use for your building meetings if you would like to. Please note, you will need to request access OR make a copy to edit to add your own school information, contact information and any school specific updates or information. This is a GREAT tool for our ARs and Lauren’s put a lot of work into making a user friendly presentation for you all.

Thank you Lauren!


JCEA Whistleblower form – https://bit.ly/JCEA_Health_Concerns

Beyond Restart Group – http://bit.ly/JCEA_beyond_Restart

JCEA Remote learning/virtual learning PD sign up – http://bit.ly/JCEA_Remote_PD

Quick Link to join JCEA – https://bit.ly/Join_JCEA