Help Students & Support Safe Schools Today!

Help Students & Support Safe Schools Today!

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NKyEducator NKyEducator started this petition to KY Gov. Beshear and

Hi Family and Friends!

On September 23, 2021, our Girl Scout student activist and Autism Awareness model Destiny Owen asked our Elsmere Mayor Lenhof, Elsmere City Council, Erlanger Mayor Fette, and the Erlanger City Council to support Safe Schools Week and proclaim the 3rd week of October every year to be Safe Schools Week “WHEREAS, all state governors, attorneys general, superintendents of public instruction and legislatures; all state and federal judges; civic, fraternal, legal, government and professional associations; and all students and educators in America's schools are encouraged to formally adopt similar resolutions and proclamations so that we may work together to make our nation's schools safe, secure, and peaceful places for learning, teaching and working…” Please see a full copy of the Proclamation here Destiny is awaiting their decision. Will you sign this petition asking them to make a proclamation and support safe schools?

During the September 9, 2021 Erlanger-Elsmere School Board meeting Destiny also shared her concerns for student safety and asked the School Board to help keep students safe by giving all students a Virtual Learning option and by using our school buses to transport students safely to school and back home each day. Destiny and all of our Erlanger-Elsmere Schools students need our help!

Check out Destiny’s request and sign this petition urging KY Governor Beshear, KY Attorney General Cameron, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Superintendent Molley & the Erlanger-Elsmere School Board, Erlanger Mayor Fette, Erlanger City Council, Elsmere Mayor Lenhof, Elsmere City Council, and our Kenton County Commissioners to support Safe Schools Week, Virtual Learning Options for all learners, and safe School Bus Transportation for all students in our district.

Dear School and Community Family and Friends,

My name is Destiny Owen. I am a Lloyd High School student. I like to help people and want to help keep all students and people safe from COVID19 and safe from being bullied, harmful weather conditions, and from being hit by cars going to and from school. I’ve been bullied, I struggled walking in crowded school hallways even though students wear COVID-19 masks, and like many students I live a couple miles away from our High School and I struggle walking up to one mile, so, I know how hard the long journey to school and home must be while running across railroad tracks, a busy Dixie Highway, Commonwealth, or hiking down Stevenson and on streets with no sidewalks in bad weather and busy cars trying to get inside school before the bell rings. I was also sad when several of our students and our Resource Officer were hit by cars going to and from school and when our Resource Officer was hit and injured protecting students from cars and he was hurt so bad that he had to stay in the hospital. We need your help!

First, take the “Be a Safety Star” pledge from the Kentucky Center for School Safety.

I pledge to:

  • Share, care and spread kindness everywhere I go.
  • Treat everyone with the respect, we all deserve!
  • Abide by all school safety rules.
  • Rise up and shine, helping others who need support.

Then, please sign my petition urging our School Board, Cities, County, and State to Proclaim the 3rd week of October every year to be Safe Schools Week and urge them to support a Virtual Learning choice for all students and to help to keep students safe by allowing all students to ride school buses instead of having to walk miles to school in unsafe weather and with a risk of being hurt, bullied, in fights, or hit by vehicles going to school or home from school. I think if adult leaders walk in our shoes they will see the dangers students face each day.

Thanks for your help and support of student safety.

Destiny Owen

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