Students and families deserve to be safe and healthy in their school, homes, and communities, with a livable future for our children.
But unfortunately, in Washington state:
- During the 2018-19 school year, our state Superintendent of Public Instruction tallied over 100 firearm incidents in our schools or school transportation systems.
- Seventy percent of school buildings are in high seismic areas. In these areas, schools built before 1975 have a moderate to very high life safety risk.
- School districts are neither funded nor required to keep safety plans and materials up-to-date.
- A warming climate and greenhouse gases increase dangerous air quality. Children and their developing lungs are particularly vulnerable to allergies and asthma, heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and disease transmitted by insects as the climate changes.
Please write your legislators and encourage your friends and community members to take a few minutes for the safety of our kids.
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