Dear Washington State PTA Member,
Insufficient funding for mental health and social emotional learning staff in our schools is an urgent need across our state. For the emotional health of our students, we need decision makers to support legislation that:
- Increases the state funding model for staffing school mental health professionals.
- Prioritizes funding to those children furthest from educational justice.
- Creates a confidential youth text/tip line for students to reach out and get help. Provides training and access to Tele-health services.
Please take some time to stand up for the mental health and wellness of our kids in Washington state, and share any experiences that have impacted your family. You can personalize and send the accompanying message provided in the Action Network link. Adding your unique experiences will strengthen your message.
Click here to participate through the Action Network. Please share this message with members of your community and encourage them to write their legislators too.
Thank you for advocating for the 1.1 million students of Washington to have the best opportunity to reach their highest potential.
Sherry Rudolph, WSPTA Advocacy Director
Thank you for participating in Washington State PTA’s Advocacy Week, January 18-22, 2021. Stay tuned for action requests each day this week.