Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

JCEA rallies again to make sure voice are heard

Bob Wooley <bwooley@coloradocommunitymedia.com>
Posted 6/7/21

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster …

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Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

JCEA rallies again to make sure voice are heard

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The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster board. Some marched for preschool teachers to be able to join the union as well. 

If this all looks and sounds familiar, it’s because this is the second time in around the last month that Jeffco Schools educators and staff have mobilized to draw attention to their concerns on a Thursday evening before a school board meeting, July 3. 

Elizabeth Powis Fulks, an art teacher at Adams Elementary School in Westminster, brought her daughter to the rally. She said she’d come to encourage the district to hire more black teachers.

Jeffco currently has only six black teachers in the district. 

In a recent interview with the newspaper, new Jeffco Schools Superintendent, Tracy Dorland, said equity was one of her priorities.

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