Recently the district published procedures related to how individuals will be quarantined in the event of a COVID case and/or outbreak. Review their procedures here: As always, front line workers are the barrier between safety and danger, equity and unfairness, order and chaos. If you see something unsafe at your worksite or you have first
Grievance Filed on Heat in Buildings After months of discussion with the district about the untenable working conditions during the heat of the summer, we have officially filed a grievance against the district. Read on for the full list of violations and our requested solutions. We were told by Tim Reed that unless buildings are
We recognize that staff who may have a weakened immune system due to certain diseases and conditions (like cancer, heart disease, lung disease or diabetes) may be at a higher risk of developing serious illness if they get sick with COVID-19. We are encouraging anyone who is in this situation to please reach out to
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García: Even in the worst of times, heroes shine through Andrea Beeman, a special education paraprofessional at Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, Ohio, has been named the 2020 National Education Association’s Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year. “NEA applauds Andrea and her commitment to helping students succeed in
We met for the first bargaining session of 2020 today, February 13th, and discussed our proposals. Our next session will be March 11th at 4pm-8pm at the Ed Center. Please review our top priorities: Invest in staff to stop shortages. Shortages are causing major issues for the students we serve and the staff we employ.
Over November and December, we surveyed Education Support Professionals about SPED conditions. Then, paraeducators, teachers, and parents came together to discuss SPED learning and working conditions. Paraeducators are meeting again to dig into what we identified as top three issues, although there were many. Lack of Staff and Jeffco’s staffing guidelines Inconsistency in SPED Partners
Are you interested in using your voice to advance the interests of the collective membership of JESPA? Do you want to advocate for your profession, respect, job security, and better working conditions? Are you ready to stand up for the schools students deserve? We are getting ready to head back to the bargaining table! We
On May 30, 2019 we reached a Tentative Agreement with the district on our JESPA Negotiated Agreement. We have been working all year, and are proud of the collective work we have done to achieve our next 6-year agreement! Here is the Tentative Agreement and Tentative Compensation Agreement for your review: JESPA Tentative Agreement CBA