4/9/21 – Educators flooded public comment last night

Are you paid what you are worth? All member survey on your financial priorities for 2021 HERE We’re preparing for the financial conversations in bargaining for some time in May. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your survey answers are important, and we use them at the bargaining table. You want raises. The bargaining team will push for raises. But …

4/3/21 – Furloughs? Freezes? What are you hoping for this year?

A 50 million dollar difference All member survey on your financial priorities for 2021 HERE For months now, the District has said they’ll have to cut $50 million or more from our Jeffco budget. They are talking about furlough days for all employees (essentially salary cuts) position cuts, and more. Two doom and gloom financial presentations have been made to …

3/26/21 – Jeffco’s 50 million dollar dupe?

Respect is a non-negotiable An update on bargaining from your JCEA BOAT team For those of you who joined us for bargaining this week, it’s increasingly apparent that the district’s chief spokesman, David Bell wants to control the process and outcome of our negotiations. The reality is, districts are more functional when educators have the right to bargain over working …

3/24/21 – Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Boulder

Dear members of JCEA, It is heartbreaking to see yet another senseless shooting in Colorado, that murdered ten innocent people while grocery shopping at a King Soopers in Boulder. Our Colorado community again is devastated and hurting after a mass shooting. This senseless act of violence took ten lives, including an Alameda graduate Neven Stanisic and a Boulder Police Officer. …

3/21/21 – When we work together, we win together! Will more plan time be next???

When we work together, we win together What began as conversations between members and leaders has now become law. HB21-1161 (Suspend Statewide Assessments for Select Grades) has been signed into law! This means the Colorado Department of Education will now be seeking a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to do CMAS testing on a much more limited scale. …

3/17/21 – JCEA election results and increasing plan time

Congratulations Ernest and Dale! Dale Munholland has been re-elected to his current position of JCEA Vice President and Ernest Garibay has been re-elected to his current position of JCEA Treasurer. Our election results have officially been certified by our election committee chair Melissa Roach. We look forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of JCEA members with these two rockstar …

3/12/21 – 40? 50? 60? How many hours are you working?

Data gathering for bargaining – track your time through March 19th! You can find copies of all the proposals and counter-proposals at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GEu2L7HCr3DszdBaXUeVcBYlNvCGfQ3c?usp=sharing Track your time – HONESTLY, all of it. March 24th your bargaining team is presenting language on time management and they need real-time data to paint the picture of what your work looks like currently We are …

3/11/21 – Bargaining tonight moved to 6:00pm

Bargaining tonight starts at 6:00 pm! Don’t forget to stick around for a live stream session with your bargaining team after our session in our JCEA #RedforEd Facebook Group! RSVP to our Facebook event and invite your friends (it’s super easy and reminds people about the event frequently) here: https://fb.me/e/11UCKrinh You can find copies of all the proposals and counter-proposals …

3/5/2021 – AMP Issues, Budget Cuts, and Workload… Oh my!

CEA Collective Bargaining Session #3 Joint Communication: March 3rd, 2021 JCEA and the District met this evening to discuss several articles/proposals and offer several counter proposals. Both teams were allowed time to ask clarifying questions about the proposals and to answer these questions. JCEA proposed a new article to address AMP (Art, Music and PE) concerns, and there were several …

3/2/2021 – Time to Unite!

Dear JCEA Members, The District’s decision to begin phasing middle and high school students back to 100% in-person learning starting March 15 through April 5 has many of us feeling overwhelmed. The truth is, some of our JCEA members are overwhelmingly happy and relieved to return, and some JCEA members are overwhelmingly frustrated and scared. JCEA is a group of …

2/24/21 – EQUITY ACTION UPDATE: Show up virtually

Step up for Equity (virtually) tomorrow! As the snow piles up we encourage you to join us in a quick shift for tomorrow’s day of action! We’ve created a digital tool kit for folks to participate virtually (if you have stickers at home use ’em!) and plan to still sticker up on Friday in the buildings for equity! – Change …

2/19/21 – We budget what we value – stand up for students and educators

Return to 100% in-person learning I want to acknowledge again what a hard year this has been for all of us. COVID continues to be very divisive for our country, state, community, and even our membership. We have to stay united and strong for our students and remember that COVID is the real villain here. How we work together (or …

2/18/21 – Secondary return to 100% in-person

Your thoughts on when and how we return to 100% in-person learning are important We have heard from so many of you about the ever-changing dynamics of COVID and its impacts on our students, classrooms, and profession. The last two weeks have been especially fast and furious as Jeffco announced their intention to return to 100% in-person learning. There have …

2/12/21 – Survey: Return to 100% in-person learning & Friday round up

Return to 100% in-person learning On Wednesday, February 10th our Jeffco school board met from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm to discuss several critical topics including next year’s budget, employee vaccinations, and a long discussion of when and how Jeffco will return to 100% in-person learning. (A remote learning option will still be offered to families who wish to continue …

2/10/21 – JCEA Bargaining begins tonight! 4:30 pm – NEW location!

JCEA collective bargaining 2021 begins tonight at 4:30 pm We’ve made an important change to how folks view bargaining this year! PLEASE NOTE that the JCEA live streaming will happen in our JCEA #RedforEd group, not on the JCEA BOAT Facebook page. In the JCEA #RedforEd group we will have live chat throughout the bargaining sessions, access to digital copies …