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JCPS Transfer Process
   
 

The JCPS Transfer process begins on Monday, February 22 (7:00 AM) and ends on Monday March 22 (4:00 PM). JCTA will be offering our Transfer workshops (Sign-up under our Calendar of Events) you must be a JCTA member to join the Zoom meetings.


If you would like to know more about the JCPS Transfer process click the PDF below:


JCPS Transfer Process FAQ

 

JCTA was first established in 1968 and for over fifty years we continue to be the bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employees of the Jefferson County Public Schools. We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools throughout Jefferson County. 

Vision Statement:
JCTA: Supporting educators through advocacy, professional development opportunities, and creating an educational community that helps educators empower students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to serve as the active voice of our members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of our members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.


 


» JCPS Second Vaccination Dose Update
 
 
JCPS SECOND VACCINATION DOSE UPDATES
 
The Health Department has updated information for those individuals scheduling second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are important details you need to know:
 
THE DATE ON YOUR CDC VACCINE CARD IS NOT YOUR CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT DATE FOR THE SECOND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE.
 
For JCPS employees who received their first dose before 2/1/2021:
 
LouVaxSupport@louisvilleky.gov will email you approximately one week before you’re eligible for a second dose to detail the process for scheduling your second dose appointment. 
 
No later than on the 23rd day after your first dose, you will receive an email about scheduling your second dose appointment. This email will come from noreply@salesforce.com and it will include “on behalf of LouVax Community <louhealthcovidvaccines@louisvilleky.gov>”
 
The email will be sent to the email address that was provided to us when you signed up for your first dose. 
 
The email will contain instructions on how to complete the necessary forms (personal information, health screening, and the vaccine consent) prior to showing up for your appointment. Once you complete the required paperwork, you will be able to schedule your second dose.
 
NOTE: The CDC advises to receive your second dose as close to the recommended interval as possible, and states that if you are unable to adhere to this timeframe, you may schedule to receive your second dose between 24 and 42 after your first dose. Note that the vaccine card is not confirmation of a scheduled appointment; you must schedule your second dose appointment.
 
For JCPS employees who received their first dose on 2/1/2021 or after:
 
If you have not already, you will receive an email and/or a text message from the Health Department that contains information about your appointment to receive the second dose of the vaccine. If you need to reschedule this appointment, log into your account via the link provided in the message or log into your account by visiting https://louvax.my.salesforce.com/. If you need further assistance, please email LouVaxSupport@louisvilleky.gov or call 502-912-8598.
 
NOTE: If you cannot return on the exact scheduled appointment date, it is acceptable to adjust the schedule by a few days. The CDC advises to receive your second dose as close to the recommended interval as possible, and states that if you are unable to adhere to this timeframe, you may schedule to receive your second dose between 24 and 42 days after your first dose.
 
TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES
 
The district will provide transportation to Broadbent Arena again for anyone who needs it. 
 
Click here to see the vaccination shuttle schedule and pick-up sites.
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» VACCINE SURVEY: JCPS needs your response
 
 

 

JCPS VACCINE SURVEY: RESPONSE NEEDED BY FRI, DEC 18, 2020!


 

 

NOTE: JCTA IS GATHERING MORE INFORMATION AND WILL POST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS WE RECEIVE IT.

 

From: JCPS <jcps.communications@jefferson.kyschools.us> 
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:09 AM
To: Adams, Jimmy W. <jimmy.adams@jefferson.kyschools.us>
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 

Governor Andy Beshear has made educators a priority in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on when additional vaccines arrive in Jefferson County, school district employees could have access to the vaccine as early as January.  We want to make sure you have the latest information and have an opportunity to review the Kentucky Department of Public Health’s website about the COVID-19 vaccine.

In order for JCPS to request enough vaccines for our employees, we need you to complete the Employee Vaccination Survey by Friday, December 18. You must be logged into your JCPS Google account to submit the survey and you can not submit the form for any other employee.

If you choose "yes" a vaccine will be ordered for you. With a choice of "yes" you may decide later to decline the vaccine if your situation changes. If you say “no” to the vaccine, you will not be able to change your mind and you will have to wait and receive the vaccine when it’s available to the general public. If you don’t answer the survey, a vaccine will not be ordered for you.

At this time, declining to receive the vaccination does not automatically exempt you from reporting to your work location. In light of the availability of the vaccine, all accommodation requests that have been previously submitted will be reviewed.

In early January, we hope to have more details about when the vaccine will be available for JCPS employees. This will help us determine a timeline for returning to in-person learning. When our school buildings open, we will follow the Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12) document that includes students and staff wearing masks and practicing social distancing along with other guidance.

Your health and safety has been central to our decisions over these past months.  There is nothing we want more than to have students back in our classrooms, but we have to do it safely. The vaccine has given us a path to do this. 

Jefferson County Public Schools

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» Nov/Dec JCTA Membership Workshops
 
 

UPCOMING JCTA MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOPS (November/December 2020):

 

 

Know Your Contract (90 minutes)

When: Nov 11, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

 

This session is the longest one I’m doing this month, and it’s open to all JCTA members.  I cover a little bit of the history of our collective bargaining agreement and how bargaining works, then I go through some of the key articles and provisions in the contract.  

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcu2rrj0sE9H5ZodlxiYOHGPr5dGLQSMp

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

Evaluation and Tenure (45 minutes)

When: Nov 18, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

 

This session will cover the state laws on tenure as well as the JCPS Certified Evaluation Plan and contract language on employee evaluation.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYld-2sqTspE9PYrrskOPZRrrflAtsGnhql

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Member Benefits (45 minutes)

When: Dec 2, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

 

This session will provide an overview of the membership benefits you can access as a member of JCTA, KEA, and NEA.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkceqsrjwrGNCERT5zkJ_kpV5R1w6noLLz

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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» JCTA Pride would like your feedback
 
 
JCTA Pride Survey Opportunity


JCTA Pride is a subcommittee of the JCTA Human Rights Committee. We would appreciate your feedback as we plan our contribution to JCTA members for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete the following survey regarding your needs and interests for supports and resources this year:


Interested in joining this work?
 

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» Learning Lines Seeking Volunteers to Share Language Skills
 
 


Interested? Complete the Google Form registration here:

https://forms.gle/sw6gwBe4QMvrXNAi9 

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» Where, When, How to Vote in Election 2020
 
 

GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION:

 

In order to ensure the health and safety of all voters, the 2020 General Election will be conducted in a different manner than past elections. After much discussion and careful consideration, the Jefferson County Clerk's Office and Board of Elections have decided upon four (4) vote centers, located throughout the county, to serve as polling places both before and on Election Day. The Kentucky Exposition Center; the KFC YUM Center; the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage; and a fourth location in the east end of Louisville that is still under contract negotiations, will all be available for early voting starting October 13th. These four locations, along with four (4) additional school locations, will be available on Election Day.

The in-person voting centers were selected because of their locality, adequate parking, and square footage. Voters and election officers will be able to practice social distancing, and lines can form inside the facility (in case of any inclement weather). In accordance with CDC, State, and Metro guidelines, all voters will be required to wear masks to protect election officers, fellow voters, and themselves. Depending on standards established by the facility where you choose to vote, additional requirements may be stipulated. For example, at the KFC YUM Center, voters will need to submit to a temperature check. We ask that firearms be kept outside of all polling locations.

For voters who have secured a mail-in absentee ballot through the State Board of Elections portal, and who choose not to drop their ballots in the USPS mail boxes, they may use the absentee ballot dropoff boxes; locations are listed on this flyer.

We are pleased to announce that TARC will offer free rides county-wide on Election Day. Also, they will provide shuttles that go directly to the Kentucky Expo Center (on November 3rd). These shuttles will leave from the 10th & Broadway Union Station location.

FIND OUT MORE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK: http://elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/pdfs/2020_general_election_info.pdf

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