The JEA Executive Board voted to remain neutral on the Jordan District bond issue. While the members of the JEA Executive Board recognize the need for the bond, and that should the bond not pass, it would be the students (and teachers) who would suffer, they also realize that those who teach and live in the district are hit twice: once, in not having steps paid 3 of the last 5 years with only a 1% COLA four years ago, and second, by having their taxes raised. Opening new buildings costs in ongoing operations beyond what the bond pays for.
JEA has members who are helping with the bond campaign and who have spoken at the School Board and City Council meetings in support of the bond.
I encourage all JEA members to become informed on the bond and vote if they live in the Jordan District boundaries. We need to look at the big picture and do what is best for students!