Parents Defending Education Requests Investigation into Jeffco Public Schools’ “Employee of Color Gatherings”

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Parents Defending Education (PDE) has sent a letter to the Acting District Director and Regional Attorney of the Denver Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requesting an investigation into Jeffco Public Schools in Jefferson County, Colorado for employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq.1

PDE makes this investigation request as an interested third-party organization with members who are parents of school children throughout the country. PDE and its members oppose racial discrimination and political indoctrination in America’s schools. Attached to this complaint is supporting evidence in the form of a flyer advertising “Employees of Color Gatherings” for the 2022-23 school year (Exhibit A), as well as the Jeffco Public Schools Master Negotiated Agreement with the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA), effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2024 (Exhibit B).

At no point in the entire 104-page Master Negotiated Agreement does the document assert that these opportunities are open to all employees.

JeffCo Public Schools likewise cannot exclude employees based on their race. We ask that your office promptly investigate the allegations in this complaint, act swiftly to remedy unlawful policies and practices, and order appropriate relief.