Thousands of Moms, Dads and Community Members have come together to tell the community the truth about the Jeffco Board Majority and why we want to Recall Ken Witt, Recall John Newkirk, and Recall Julie Williams.
There are a lot of rumors and myths and downright lies out there and it’s time to TELL THE TRUTH!
They say: We gave teachers a BAZILLION DOLLARS IN RAISES and they’re so happy that they overwhelmingly approved a brand new 10 month agreement.
The TRUTH: Okay, we’re being sarcastic here but the supposed multi-millions they “gave” teachers is different on all the board majority pages, as is the percentage of increase. Most teachers will tell you that their “raise” is about a .75% to .8% raise. This is after two years of everyone working in Jeffco Schools taking a 3% CUT in pay to ensure that cuts to the classrooms were not as impactful to our children. Still, $78 million in educational services to our children have been cut and not restored. Prior to that, pay had been frozen due to cuts from the state. Surrounding districts still pay their staff much more than Jeffco and they treat them better as well.
Maybe a few more teachers will be able to enjoy an extra cappuccino as their “reward” for committing their lives to our children.
Still others are reporting that their pay is now actually LESS than it was previously.
As far as the “contract”, you won’t find anyone who tells you they are happy with a 10 month promise. Most people date longer than that before making a commitment. They voted to make sure they have an agreement in place so they can focus on our children and join in to fix the problems that the board majority have created but NOT because they loved the agreement.