JCEA educators won a new salary schedule which starts at $50,000 and ends at just over $100,000. This will finally allow Jeffco to compete with surrounding school districts and retain the best educators to work with our students.
Through the efforts of the JCEA EMOAT leaders in conjunction with the bargaining team, Jeffco became the first district in Colorado to officially have equity language protected in its contract.
The new contract offers protections for SPED educators, as well as educators who are assigned extra periods.
JCEA was able to win the reinstatement of the salary schedule movement after educators were frozen during the pandemic, allowing everyone to move two steps. This was nearly an 8% raise.
JCEA secured the first MOU in the state to protect educators and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Educators participated in a Day of Action at the Capitol to protect PERA, the statewide retirement benefit. Due to such a large number of educators who took the day off to go to the Capitol, the district was forced to shut down.
After fighting for two years, JCEA members, along with parents, students, and community members recalled three private- interest, anti-public education school board members in order to stand up for all students. Together they were able to elect a five person, pro-public education board majority.