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Campaigns

Metro Area ESP Local Leaders send letter to Governor Polis

A coalition of 6 local Education Support Professional unions, representing over 10,000 workers in Colorado’s K-12 public schools sent a letter today to Governor Polis.  The coalition came together to discuss health and safety and funding concerns. ESPs may soon be sent back to work without proper staffing and equipment to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Action Alert

Budget Priorities: Students Deserve MORE, Not Less

We reached out to you recently and asked about your values for the Jeffco budget.  Here’s what we heard from you: Jeffco students deserve MORE, not Less. After hearing your input through several meetings and surveys this year, we have a clear vision moving forward.  You, our public education frontline workers, have made our priorities

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Action Alert

Tell Your Story!

Personal stories make JESPA strong as every member is unique and has an important voice. Please share YOUR story!

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Campaigns

JESPA Bus Drivers Demand School Funding Fix from State Legislature

A group of bus drivers from across Jefferson County, who were joined in the room by JESPA members from many professions, spoke with the school board about the education funding crisis and how it is affecting Education Support Professionals and our students. Monte Hollander spoke for the group. An excerpt of his speech is below:

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Campaigns

SPED Paraeducators, Parents, and Teachers ask Jeffco to end “Right Sizing”

Paraeducators, parents, and teachers attended the Jeffco Board of Education meeting last night to speak about the problems in Jeffco’s Center programs for students with special needs, particularly Jeffco’s staffing guidelines, high student to para ratios, and the many unfilled positions for SPED paraeducators as a result of low pay..  The group asked the board

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