Sign the petition to support Healthy Students & Safe Schools

Students in Washington's public schools deserve to be healthy and safe. School safety is a priority for WEA members -- our students can’t learn unless they have safe schools. This means making sure ALL students receive the social and mental health services and support they need -- in addition to having caring, qualified, committed teachers and support professionals.

Please add your name to our petition and share why you believe healthy students and safe schools should be a legislative budget priority. We'll deliver the petition to Gov. Inslee and the Legislature in Olympia during WEA's annual Lobby Day on Feb. 18.



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Number Date Name Location Why is student health and ...
722 7 hours ago Tony Fletcher Camano island, WA
721 9 hours ago Liliana Day Brier, WA Student safety and health is important to me because our youth, including my own children and my own students, deserve the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the oppo...
720 9 hours ago Micah Wolfe Vancouver, WA
719 13 hours ago Carlee Savage Seattle, WA
718 13 hours ago Kristie Peak VANCOUVER, WA An increasing number of students enter our schools with trauma, poverty, and high ACES. The basic staffing model can no longer meet the ever increasing and more serious needs of students--our future...
717 14 hours ago Wendy Walker Bell Mercer Island, WA Students cannot learn if they don't feel physically and emotionally safe.
716 14 hours ago Elaine Bagwell Seattle, WA If students are not healthy and safe, it makes it hard for them to learn.
715 15 hours ago Donald Read SEATTLE, WA
714 15 hours ago Matthew Briggs Seattle, WA A world in which student health and safety was put at the forefront would be a utopia. The work that guidance counselors and other support staff do is what empowers students to learn and be positive...
713 16 hours ago Roberta Woods SEATTLE, WA It is hard for students to learn when they do not feel safe. Mental health problems in the classroom take time away from students ant teaching. Schools need more counselors and mental health profe...
712 16 hours ago Lisa Marley Sammamish , WA
711 16 hours ago Regina Butler Kent, WA It is our duty to protect, respect, teach and be a positive force in the lives of our students.
710 17 hours ago Mary Law Shoreline, WA The stresses and trauma that our students are dealing with, personally, culturally, in and out of schools, and politically keeps ramping up and they need strategies and trained professional help to ...
709 19 hours ago Patricia Beltran Seattle, WA Students cannot learn meaningfully if they feel unsafe.
708 20 hours ago Melissa Martin Mead, WA Too many children are suffering from trauma of various sorts and mental illnesses which impact not only their learning, but the others students in a Least Restrictive Environment. Student and staff ...
707 20 hours ago Jennifer Loomis Brush Prairie , WA Many of my students are scared to come to class because they don't feel like they are safe. Many students who have mental health disabilities need a smaller class to stay focused and teachers who ar...
706 20 hours ago Martina Adams Lynnwood, WA They are our future. We need them prepared and healthy.
705 20 hours ago Elise Erickson Hansville, WA Students can't learn and teachers can't teach if they don't feel safe and secure. The health and safety of our students needs to be our utmost priority.
704 21 hours ago Hana Lapham WASHOUGAL, WA I teach in Washington and my colleagues and I are noticing more and more students who need mental health services. This problem needs to be addressed at the earliest possible point!
703 21 hours ago Jodi Church Vancouver, WA Our district educates a lot of students who come to school in great need of extra support in their lives. They need a balance of social, emotional, AND
academic education to ensure potential s...
702 21 hours ago Richard Smith Lacey, WA Why is it NOT for everybody!!!
701 21 hours ago Emily Wade SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA Healthy students make better learners- school nurses, school counselors, social workers, mental health therapists and psychologists help students to maintain health and succeed in the classroom.
700 21 hours ago Jill Reyes, MIT, Special Ed Renton, WA For many students, school is the only safe place.the trauma that many of our students face outside of the school building is far greater than anything any of us could have imagined in our childhoods...
699 21 hours ago Jill Reyes, MIT, Special Ed Renton, WA For many students, school is the only safe place.the trauma that many of our students face outside of the school building is far greater than anything any of us could have imagined in our childhoods...
698 21 hours ago Jennifer Meuljic Washougal, WA
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