Remove the Senior Hours from the Williams Jr/Sr High graduation requirements

Remove the Senior Hours from the Williams Jr/Sr High graduation requirements

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Alexis Landeros started this petition to WUSD School Board and

The senior hours have been used in the past as a way for the current year seniors to give back to the community they were raised in. However, given the current state of things in both the community and even country, the things that were once a yearly tradition could quickly become a hindrance. After questioning WUSD senior students about how they are faring in the new school setting, most believed that the senior hours could pose an unnecessary stressor for many fellow seniors. In fact, a CDC survey conducted in June found an increase in anxiety and depression among adults since the pandemic began. Being four months after said survey, we can only expect the number of those inflicted with anxiety and depression to be even higher. With pre-COVID rates of mental health issues among teenagers being in the upwards of the 10%-20%, the CDC survey results are even more concerning. Consequently, adding more requirements for graduation will, in turn, only hurt the wellbeing of the seniors, who are already stressed with making important decisions regarding their future in this new environment. I believe that a school that does not even have its students attending in-person can realistically expect said students to complete hours upon hours of community service when they are stuck in their house due to a global pandemic.

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