Elections and the Union

This may go without saying, but JCEA believes that all elections are vital. Voting is our opportunity to participate in democracy and make our voices heard, especially during local elections. We believe it is always important to participate in every election and complete your ballot. That said, JCEA as an organization does not take positions or make recommendations in any …

Creating Safer Spaces

According to the 2017 GLSEN Colorado State Snapshot, over half of LGBTQ students in Colorado surveyed expressed that they had experienced verbal harassment at school related to their gender identity or sexual orientation; only 49% that their school administration was supportive of LGBTQ students; and only 24% were taught positive representations of LGBTQ people, history, or event (“inclusive curriculum”). LGBTQ …

JESPA & JCEA – Stronger Together

Hi all, I’m Lara Center, President of JESPA (Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association), the union representing all support staff in your buildings and in the district. I want to thank you for letting me have time at your Council meeting last night to tell you a little about our structure, who we are, and what we are working on. With …

Organize & Grow this Summer

JCEA will be hosting a 6 week, paid organizing internship this summer and we are looking for people who want to learn organizing skills, grow as a leader, and work to address mental health concerns in the district. Internships will begin June 17th and end the week of August 2nd (with the week of July 4th off). Interns will work …

Run for the JCEA Board of Directors

This spring, JCEA will have three open seats on our Operational Board of Directors, and we will be seeking nominations for each Action Team at AR Council Tuesday March 12. Our organization is seeking member who have a vision to lead our organization in the following areas: Forming deeper relationships within our community, and working to build coalitions for public …

An increase to all educator pay THIS YEAR!

Dear fellow educators, I want to get to the point about what happened tonight at our bargaining table:    Tonight, our JCEA Bargaining Team held out for a 2.67% increase for all licensed educators across the board. This is an ongoing increase to our salary and will be retroactive to September 2018. The District Team pushed for a flat rate …

Bargaining 2019 is Here!

Tonight marked the beginning of bargaining! Your JCEA bargaining team met with Jeffco District representatives to discuss how to use the 50% of mill dollars earmarked for salary increases. The District did not have a position about what they wanted to do with the dollars, except to have any retroactive pay from the beginning of this school year in a …

Dear Jeffco Educators

Below is a letter of thanks from the five co-chairs of the We Are Jeffco 5A and 5B, and providing links to an array of campaign resources. Click on the link to view the full letter: DearJeffcoTeachers