Before the Council vote, the JCEA voted in favour of ratifying the agreement. A statement from JCEA President Brooke Williams said that while the agreement has brought some concrete improvements, including through language changes, Jeffco educators have still made considerable sacrifices this year. We have reached an excellent compensation agreement for 2019-2020 and we may receive additional funding, depending on the ratification of the agreement by the members of the JCEA (the teachers` union). Here are the details: Here is the collective agreement, including the compensation contract. The final draft agreement will contain updated compensation plans that are currently being finalized. On May 30, 2019, we reached a preliminary agreement with the district on our negotiated agreement with LESPA. JSPA members voted on the TA on June 4 and successfully ratified the agreement. Jeffco`s Board of Education also voted to approve the agreement. In a press release, Kristopher Schuh, acting superintendent, said the district was pleased to have reached an agreement with the JCEA after lengthy negotiation meetings. We have been working all year and we are proud of the collective work we have done to reach our six-year contract! Our members ratified the agreement on June 4, 2019. It will enter into force on 1 September.

At the union`s last bargaining meeting with the borough on August 5, the two parties did not reach a final agreement, but each made a recent offer to the other, to be taken into consideration in preparation for the next bargaining session. The compensation agreement gives educators a salary of 3%, which they receive in two tranches of 1.5% each. Finally, our compensation agreement for the 2019-2020 period, another primary demand of the union was that the district bargaining team have a future meeting for the district if finances change and Jeffco receives $5 million or more in the coming months.