What Are Your Educators Doing?

Recently, during a discussion on a private Facebook group, a question was asked about what teachers do to earn extra money. We made it crystal clear during the mill and bond campaign that our staff is earning 19% less than neighboring districts. That’s wrong but this is more upsetting. You can’t go to a restaurant in Jeffco without seeing a teacher working a second job. See what your teachers, principals, and educators are doing when they aren’t teaching your children, just to make ends meet:

  • Petco (but only if they have 15 hours a week to dedicate.)
  • Refereeing (mostly weekends, pays $20 per hour.)
  • Tutoring
  • Uber driver
  • Lyft driver
  • Construction side jobs
  • Pedicab drivers
  • Working at a church
  • Security
  • Catering
  • Bike shop
  • DJ
  • Process server
  • Selling Scentsy
  • Selling skincare
  • Selling makeup
  • Selling jewelry
  • Selling wine
  • Bartending
  • Art shows
  • Lawn aeration
  • Sprinkler repairs and blowouts
  • Pool monitor
  • Working at Coors Field
  • Working at 1st Bank Center
  • Donating plasma
  • Flute lessons
  • Working at a book store
  • Housesitting
  • Housecleaning
  • Mowing lawns
  • Painting houses
  • Guitar repair
  • General handyman
  • Fitness instructor
  • Pet sitting

This is disgusting. We need our educators to be fully focused on meeting the needs of children but we have failed to create that environment. With the failed ballot initiatives, how can you help?

You can purchase gift cards for your educators – just VISA gift cards so they can pay their own bills!  Make cards that show your appreciation to go along with them. Make it possible for YOUR favorite educator to rest and not work another job! Join our email list and get involved.

Because we have these needs, if you have a job need, post so a Jeffco educator can respond to you. Leaving town? Let us know and we’ll try to connect you to a teacher who does housesitting and pet sitting. If your server is a teacher, tip a little more than 20%, we know they deserve so much more than this. Leave the hashtag, #WeAreJeffco