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 ...
1706 6 months ago DIONNE VESTER ROY, WA If these basic needs are not meet some of our scholars will struggle to be active participants in their school community and beyond. They will not only face academic challenges but consistently comb...
1705 6 months ago Scott Norton Bonney Lake, WA It’s important to me because all students deserve to feel safe in a healthy learning environment. I work at a school where some of the programs seem to be way understaffed, and they are forced to...
1704 6 months ago SHANNON FRANCISCO-PAPCUN BONNEY LAKE, WA Students are coming to school in greater numbers than ever before with health and mental issues. Schools need to stay equitable in teaching ALL children and need monetary and professional developmen...
1703 6 months ago KARI ASCHENBRENNER MONTESANO, WA After 27 years of teaching I’ve seen an ever increasing need for guidance counseling, nurses and security. We all know kids can’t learn if their basic needs aren’t met on Maslow’s heirarchy of needs...
1702 6 months ago JULIE ASHLEY LAKE TAPPS, WA Student's suffer from anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Working as a special education teacher, I find myself talking with students about their outside issues and how to manage th...
1701 6 months ago Jill Read University Place, WA It’s the most important thing. Without it learning isn’t possible.
1700 6 months ago Gabrielle Wright AUBURN, WA Every student deserves to feel safe. Safety comes from schools that address able to provide the appropriate educational and emotional support students need.
1699 6 months ago BRIENNE TOWNSEND EVERETT, WA I have been a high school science teacher for 14 years in the Edmonds School district. In that time I have seen a very noticeable increase in the number of students suffering with mental health is...
1698 6 months ago LaVern Strawn East Wenatchee, WA
1697 6 months ago ROBIN HENSIEK PORT TOWNSEND, WA In order for students to learn, they must feel safe and as though their basic needs are being met. When students do not feel safe, they act out by shutting down the learning environment with demands...
1696 6 months ago Kris Elgas Bonney Lake , WA We have students that are very disruptive to the learning of other children. It is ridiculous to clear a classroom for one student,and interrupt 40 other children’s learning. Due to the drug ep...
1695 6 months ago MELANIE STOEHR SUMNER, WA We need trained professionals that students can get easy access to in order to help them get the support they need with issues that prevent them from being able to focus in class. Simply consider Ma...
1694 6 months ago TODD JENSEN WENATCHEE, WA Please help ensure our students are healthy both physically and emotionally. Such security needs to be prioritized for all our schools. Thank you!
1693 6 months ago RENEE ASHLEY BONNEY LAKE, WA Students need to be healthy, both physically and emotionally in order to learn. Other things can distract a child from learning and we do all we can to help them learn, but if they are distracted w...
1692 6 months ago David Campbell Kennewick , WA I teach history and geography at Kennewick High School, and I see students who struggle with feeling safe every day, particularly in a building that is dramatically overloaded. We have over 1700 st...
1691 6 months ago JO COOKSLEY PUYALLUP, WA I teach special education. Having enough staff is critical to ensure safety from wheel chair transfers to de-escalating volatile behavior while teaching literacy and functional skill simultaneously.
1690 6 months ago Katrina Stensland Auburn, WA Health and Safety are crucial components of a successful learning environment.
1689 6 months ago HEATHER MUELLER Student's health and safety is our number one priority. Without the security of these, educating students is impossible.
1688 6 months ago STINSON WILSON BONNEY LAKE, WA Students are our future.
I want them to be safe. I want them to never fear school.

I want them to have the school experience I had. Supportive, safe, fun.
1687 6 months ago Judy Derpack Leavenworth , WA We want students to live!
1686 6 months ago JACKIE LINCE OLYMPIA, WA Please fix the McCleary decision to keep educators employed so our kids can receive the education that they deserve, and that My tax dollars pay for.
1685 6 months ago KELLY SIMON BONNEY LAKE, WA Students have to feel safe and healthy in order to learn. Their basic needs need to be met.
1684 6 months ago Ray Lince Olympia, WA How can we have an educated society of we do not employ enough people to properly educate them. Please fix the McCleary decision
1683 6 months ago MATT BAKER ORTING, WA Students deserve to be healthy and safe.
1682 6 months ago BRIAN BURHENN PUYALLUP, WA If students basic needs are not taken care if they have less opportunity to succeed and improve their lives.
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