SHB 2589 sponsored by Representative Lisa Callan (Student and Staff Identification Cards – Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Information) passed in the 2020 Legislative Session. It was passed in the House with vote of 95-0 and in the Senate with a vote of 42-7.
Normally when legislation impacting K-12 education is passed, WSSDA’s response takes the form of writing new model policies or procedures. But seeing how important this issue was for student leaders, WSSDA decided to help ensure that district staff and legislators could hear what the students had to share.
WSSDA created the Suicide Awareness & Prevention Workgroup with the intention of elevating student voices from around the state to share a list of recommendations that will help districts:
To that end, the group produced a final report to share statewide.
The legislative intent of this bill is to require contact information for suicide prevention and crisis intervention organizations be printed on student and staff identification cards.
Within existing resources, every public school that issues student identification cards, staff identification cards, or both, must have printed on either side of the identification cards:
The requirements above apply to student and staff identification cards issued for the first time and issued to replace a damaged or lost identification card. If a school or institution of higher education has a supply of unissued identification cards that do not comply with the requirements above, they may issue those identification cards until that supply is depleted (but no later than June 30, 2021).
|Name||WSSDA DA||School District|
|Finn O’Donnell||4||Port Townsend|
|Edgar Quiroz Sanchez||11||Pasco|
|Abby Sanders||4||Port Angeles|
|Sage Scott||7||Pateros (Association of Washington Student Leaders Representative)|
|Greg Baker||Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL)|
|Lisa Callan||House of Representatives, State Representative – 5th LD|
|James Layman||Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL)|
|Lori Oviatt||Riverview School District – Board Member|
|Name||Strategic Advocacy Position||Phone Number||Email Address|