Over summer break it can be easy to forget issues happening in Utah schools but with many kids starting in the past week there is a lot in the mix.
Today, Senator Orrin Hatch posted on social media (see below) about his commitment to help state leaders address the teacher shortage and “help them get the best tools and resources possible for our students”. Good timing, because there are two issues in our schools that need immediate attention from the Senator:
1) Stopping federal cuts to lunch programs that serve low-income kids in Utah, specifically in rural districts.
2) Working with the EPA and state agencies related to clean drinking water as many Utah schools, specifically in Granite District, have unsafe lead contamination.
CALL TO ACTION
- Call Senator Hatch and let him know there are two ways he can make good on his statement of commitment to help our schools RIGHT NOW. As always, be sure to leave your full address with zip code to ensure your call gets counted.
- Comment on Hatch’s Facebook statement with these two suggestions (after you’ve called, of course). You can comment directly on the post below. Be sure to include your zip code to show you are a constituent.
- Follow up these calls or e-mails to your school district representative, your Utah State Board of Education representative and even ask at Back to School Nights.