ESP action page: Email your legislators!

Classified employees’ health insurance is under attack in Olympia!

Senate Bill 5905, part of the Senate budget proposal, would drastically change health insurance for part-time K-12 employees, including any education support professional who works less than 30 hours a week.

Click here to email your state Senator and oppose SB 5905.

Under SB 5905, any part-time school employee who works less than 30 hours (basically all part-timers currently eligible for benefits) would lose state funding for their health care and could be forced into a questionable new health insurance program where they may not be able to afford the benefits. We would LOSE our current health insurance if SB 5905 passes.

Help stop this bad bill in the Senate. It could be voted on as soon as Monday morning! Email your state senator ASAP and tell him or her to vote NO on SB 5905. Together, we can protect health insurance for part-time school employees.

Education support professionals (ESP) are critical to the success of our children in K-12 public schools. We are the paraprofessionals, secretaries, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, maintenance workers, technology experts and custodians who keep our schools running. Email your legislators and urge them to do what we do: Put children first!