JESPA Negotiations News
On Monday afternoon, February 25, 2019, Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association agreed on the distribution of compensation dollars from the November 2018 mill levy override (5A).
This compensation, upon approval of the JESPA and the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education, will be provided to all JESPA employees in a one-time payment recognizing the work of the employees. Employees will receive one of three payment amounts, based on the employment hours of the employee:
- 8 hours to 6 hours per day – $800
- Less than 6 hours per day to 4 or more hours per day – $400
- Less than 4 hours per day – $300
These payments honor the contributions of all educational support professionals throughout the district in a way that recognizes the daily commitment to the work of each and every member. The teams are proud of the negotiations work completed to reach this agreement.
The JESPA will work towards acceptance with their members, and the district will then proceed in securing Board of Education approval – with the intention to make the employee compensation payments in March or April of 2019, as quickly and accurately as possible.