Legislative impacts on education in Colorado

APA RECAP: Legislative impacts on education in Colorado

Our May meeting featured teachers talking about how they have been affected by Colorado’s and JeffCo’s policies for education funding (or lack of)
Speakers were:
Whitney Newman – 3rd Grade JeffCo Educator
Emma Hartman – Elementary Music JeffCo Educator
Carolyn Wolfrum – JeffCo Itinerant Educator for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Also speaking were:
Callie Orgeron – JeffCo Education Association (JCEA) and Colorado Education Association (CEA)
Dawn Fritz – Colorado Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Watch the full meeting

Education Action Items

Board of Education Town Hall with Michelle Applegate, District 3 representative

Tuesday, May 7th – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Wheat Ridge High School, 9505 W. 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Join Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education representative, Michelle Applegate for a 90-minute town hall meeting. Michelle Applegate is the Secretary and District 3 (Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and north-central Lakewood) representative.
Make your voice heard in asking for a percentage sharing for benefits for teachers and a more than a minimum raise for next year’s school year! Also Thank the school board for hiring a sustainability coordinator and beginning the process for a sustainability plan for Jeffco Schools.


Jeffco School Board Meeting

Thursday, May 9th – 5:00 PM
Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Building 27, fifth floor in Golden
This is a regular school board meeting. A few things will be happening at this meeting of interest to APA.

First, educators will be in the final stages of bargaining and need our support in asking for the district to share a percentage of insurance benefits for teachers and a higher raiser for next year’s school year!

Second, the school board will be honoring Mountain Mamas (A group that presented to APA last month) for starting the Jeffco Students and Parents for Climate Action (JSPCA). Show your support for a sustainability plan in Jeffco Schools!

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