“they are actually worse than last year”

Robert Greenwalt:

First, Jeffco got $68M in ESSER III funds to supposedly mitigate the academic impacts of Covid. If Dorland & her team can’t figure out a way to improve results with that generational funding opportunity, things aren’t going to improve next year when that money isn’t available.

Next, given these results, how can anyone in their right minds “reward” teachers with a 5% COLA increase, a 2% one-time “bonus” along with standard step and lane increases? Here is how Jeffco teachers have done against inflation over the past few years.