Finally, our compensation agreement for 2019-2020: our members ratified the agreement on 4 June 2019. It will come into effect on September 1. In a press release, interim candidate Kristopher Schuh said the district was pleased to have reached an agreement with the JCEA after lengthy negotiating meetings. We work all year and we are proud of the collective work we have done to achieve our 6-year contract! We have a major compensation agreement for 2019-20 and we can get additional funding, depending on the ratification of the agreement by the members of the JCEA (teachers` union). Here are the details: during the union`s recent collective bargaining with the district on August 5, the two sides did not finally agree, but made a final offer to the others that they should consider in preparation for the next round of negotiations. On May 30, 2019, we reached a preliminary agreement with the District regarding our JESPA negotiation agreement. JESPA members voted on the TA on 4 June and successfully ratified the agreement. Jeffco`s Board of Directors of Education also approved the agreement. Here is the collective agreement, including the compensation contract.
The final draft agreement contains updated compensation plans that are being finalized. The remuneration agreement gives educators a salary of 3%, which they receive in two tranches of 1.5%. The money for payments comes from the single money in the district reserves. In addition to compensation, this year`s agreement included the development of a health benefits bank, which can provide additional support to educators in times of health crisis, language changes related to maladministration, class size and teacher allocation, summer student pay rates, performance coverage and student discipline. It also allows the movement of wages for those who are allowed on the basis of education. Prior to the Board of Directors vote, JCEA voted in favour of ratifying the agreement. Brooke Williams, president of the JCEA, said that while the agreement had made some concrete improvements, including through language changes, Jeffco`s educators had made significant sacrifices again this year. On October 2, the Jeffco Public Schools Board voted unanimously in favor of a compensation agreement with the Jefferson County Education Association. The terms of the agreement were… Another primary demand from the union was that the district bargaining team schedule an upcoming meeting for the district if finances change and Jeffco brings in $5 million or more in the coming months. They want the same thing to be true if Jeffco suffers a funding cut and asks the borough to specify the amount of the reduction that would bring them back to the negotiating table.
Tony Babauta, Negotiations Chair et Jeffco Support Services Association (JCSSA) Lara Center, JESPA President/Jeffco Association of Paraprofessionals (JCAP) Nancy McCanless, Jeffco Association of Educational and Office Professionals (JCAEOP) Judy Grounds, Jeffco Support Services Association (JCSSA)Monte Hollander, Jeffco Transportation Association (JCTA) Tim Allport, Jeffco Security Association (JCSA) Art Castro, Jeffco Support Services Association (JCSSA)Sharleen Farmer, JESPA Executive Director.