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 ...
1680 3 days ago Edward Martinez Leavenworth, WA Students are Americas future
1679 3 days ago Edward Martinez Leavenworth, WA Students are Americas future
1678 3 days ago Suzi Lane Leavenworth, WA Wow. Youth are our future. We need healthy, safe and educated youth for America’s future!
1677 3 days ago Jan Polodna Olympia, WA I have been a school counselor for 28 years at both the elementary and secondary levels. The mental health needs of students continues to grow each year. I see more and more students that have exper...
1676 3 days ago CJ Elliott Leavenworth, WA As a retired teacher, I have seen firsthand what my former students have been able and not able to do with their lives since graduation. How we care for them today will shape the people they are in ...
1675 3 days ago Lynn Yialelis East Wenatchee, WA I am a retired educator having taught for 30 years I am also a parent and student health and safety should be the most important things to all of us because without our future generations Ability to...
1674 3 days ago Cigdem Capan Richland, WA I am a mother and a college teacher. My son has ADHD and the help of school counselors is paramount to his success. I also see the stress wearing down on my students. A stressed mind is not ready to...
1673 3 days ago Terri Ainardi Seattle, WA I'm an interventionist working with students regarding their social and emotional learning. We are working with more and more students affected by trauma. This shows up in schools in a multitude o...
1672 4 days ago Judith Weaver LEAVENWORTH, WA Those students are our country's future. Their well-being should be of primary concern to all of us whether they are own children or someone else's. Where is our compassion?
1671 4 days ago Christine Franzkeit Tacoma, WA I see an increased need for these positions every day in the classroom. Kids are literally screaming for help. If we are ever to stop gun violence in schools, we need help with these students!
1670 4 days ago Christine Franzkeit Tacoma, WA I am a teacher in gen.ed. I see an increase in students having difficulty with their emotions and behavior. The number of disruptive behaviors has increased by a drastic amount. Sometimes we are spe...
1669 4 days ago Teresa Hassinger Leavenworth, WA If we are supporting inclusionary policy than we need mental health support for students, staff and the challenged student. Just adding a mentally ill student to the classroom without proper staffin...
1668 4 days ago Theresa Kerr Wenatchee, WA I wouldn't be justified in signing this petition if these were not important to me or any other citizen who cares about our society. My husband and I are raising two of our grandchildren and they h...
1667 4 days ago Bobble Yaw Dixie , WA A safe place to learn and teach are very important for a quality education
1666 5 days ago Andrea Hicklin Olympia, WA
1665 5 days ago Kris Cameron Wenatchee, WA Students can't learn when their social and emotional needs are not being met. When that isn't provided at home, we need to provide it at school. At a time when these needs are on the rise, the leg...
1664 5 days ago Marci Blodgett Olympia, WA
1663 5 days ago Cynthia Coleman Redmond, WA I am a retired teacher but I remember our fear after the Columbine shooting that we might not be able to protect our students. Now school shootings are almost becoming commonplace, and I have 3 gran...
1662 5 days ago Leszek Cromwell Longview, WA With the increased acuity level of students entering into our educational system there is a need for more mental healthcare coverage to help ensure the success of our students. Please help our stude...
1661 5 days ago Joanne Glasgow Renton, WA
1660 5 days ago Elisabeth Baeskens Redmond, WA The numbers of students living with serious trauma is increasing dramatically. Not only do these realities severely affect their own educational possibilities, the challenging behavior many of these...
1659 5 days ago Joann Mertens Seattle , WA Student health and safety are so obviously important to the well-being of children, families, our communities and, by extension, our democracy. We need to provide resources to public schools and pub...
1658 5 days ago Tim Voie Olympia, WA I teach in an alternative high school, and my wife is a 2nd grade teacher. We often talk about the emotional baggage that so many of our students bring into the classroom each day. How can a child f...
1657 6 days ago Michael Tamayo Seattle, WA
1656 6 days ago Jesica Bryant Chelan, WA I have been blessed to spend the majority of my 20 year career working in high poverty schools. It has become very clear over the last 10 years that our kids have become more and more exposed to tra...
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