ur very own Andrea Cisneros has been recognized as the Colorado ESP of the year! She is a food service manager at West Woods Elementary and a proud member of JESPA. Andrea is known for her tireless dedication and hard work, both in her role as a food service manager and in her involvement
The JESPA bargaining team has met with the district twice for long sessions and have shares our vision for thriving schools. JESPA has made our priorities clear: Staffing, Benefits and Wages. $20/hr starting wages (additional $3.00 COLA for all) Increased full-time jobs with benefits Percentage based insurance premiums – More paid by district Paraeducator for
Here in Jeffco Public Schools, workers have been speaking up and organizing for better learning conditions for our students, for fiscal responsibility, and for quality, healthy food in our cafeterias. We campaigned to keep schools safe and open to students who need resources and school lunch during COVID. We have fought against the misuse of
On Thursday the JESPA Bargaining team met with the district to exchange bargaining proposals and share our vision for thriving schools. After multiple surveys and an in person bargaining workshop, the JESPA team brought the membership’s top priorities to the table: Staffing, Benefits and Wages. Here are some highlights of JESPA’s proposal: $20/hr starting wages
How Will The District Bargain This Year? School Closure Talks Signal Poor Behavior from the District.
Last week, JESPA leaders and the school closure committee met to discuss the terms of an MOU on school closures and how to retain our ESPs from those schools. How they reacted gives us a preview of what we can potentially expect once bargaining starts in earnest.
Join us for our annual membership meeting and bargaining kick-off happening Saturday, February 11th at 9am-11am. We’ll be discussing our collective bargaining priorities and strategy as we prepare for the upcoming bargaining season. Members are currently filling out the second of two surveys and data from the surveys will be shared at the meeting for
Last year, there was unfairness in how supervisors paid or didn’t pay and who they did and didn’t call in for late starts! We recently negotiated new contract language on this, so if your supervisors are confused, please have them read this post! From the JESPA CBA: 8-13 Weather and Emergency Late Start Days 8-13-1
ESPs hold a special place in the hearts of everyone in our school communities. If you ask any student about their day, they will likely have a story to share about the bus driver who gets them to and from school safely, the secretary who greets them every morning with a smile, the cafeteria worker who
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2022 Jeffco Public Schools settles with food service managers in class action grievance over pay Jeffco’s pay for sales structure was not fairly implemented when school lunch serving volume increased with free meals for all students last year. GOLDEN, CO. – The Jefferson County Public School District settled a class
Last Fall, Steve Bell, the district’s Chief Operating Officer, pushed hard for hiring bonuses and retention bonuses, which JESPA ultimately agreed to on a temporary basis as long as they applied to all positions with more than 10% vacancy due to high turnover. The JESPA bargaining team believed (based on research) that new employees would