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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, President of the United States

National High School Walk-Out for Anti Gun Violence

We are the students, we are the victims, we are change, fight gun violence now! High School students across the U.S.A, the way to fight back is here. There has been too much complacency on the part of politicians when it comes to gun violence. The time to act is now! Public school shootings affect communities and especially teenagers. On February, 14th a High School shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred, killing 17 people. Still,  POTUS has not addressed any form of gun legislation. The majority of teenagers have no right to vote, leaving our voice unheard. The government does not hear or care how these tragedies affect our lives.  Seven children and teens are killed with guns in the U.S. on an average day (https://everytownresearch.org). The violence of guns is being performed in our schools and our communities. Not the Senate floor. As the future of America, it is time for teenagers to speak their minds and put their frustration into action. The Plan: On Friday, April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting I propose a National High School student walk out. Walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities. Sign the petition if you pledge to do so. Nothing has changed since Columbine, let us start a movement that lets the government know the time for change is now. #nationalschoolwalkout 

Lane Murdock
283,031 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Howard County Public Schools

@HowardCounty: Better Mental Health, Better Students.

Howard County, Mental health is one of the biggest problems that teenagers face in our society today. Most of my friends have either anxiety or depression, or even both, and I am included in that bunch as well. I have at least one mental breakdown a week, and some of my friends have them even more than I do. An example would be when I had one at school earlier this year, and I wasn't able to get the help that I needed from my nurse or guidance counselor. The nurse just tells me to lie down, and the guidance counselor(s) is either busy or doesn't know what to tell me. We need to work with our guidance counselors to ensure that they know what to do or say in case of a mental breakdown, and that they know how to help us when we're feeling depressed or anxious about whatever is going on in our lives. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem during their school years. Also, up to 60% of students do not receive the mental health treatment they need because of stigma and lack of services. Students will be likely to reach out for help with their mental health at school because it is more accessible. Not every student has access to mental health because of financial struggles within their families or no resources to access those mental health facilities. Overall, training/working with our guidance counselors in our schools to ensure that they know what to do will not only make our schools a better place to be, but will make our students more academically active and motivated, and just in general, happier and healthier.

Shanna Kachuriner
72 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Cynthia Amoroso, Jim Schmid, Dr. DeeDee Currier

Campus Supervisors: Accountability and Order in the Halls of Burnsville High School

To the entire ISD 191 Community, To maintain an orderly learning environment at Burnsville High School, Campus Supervisors are an important component. Functioning similarly to grooves alongside a winding country road, Campus Supervisors guide students who may not have the energy, desire, or attention to get to their next destination. They keep the halls that span throughout our learning environment quiet, clear, orderly and safe. Unfortunately, our Campus Supervisors are not respected and often the administration fails to support them with appropriate disciplinary action.  Key Issues: The School Board has been presented with the proposal to lay off Campus Supervisors as of April 12th, and the decision remains up for grabs until the budget is voted on in June. Campus Supervisors play a key role in our learning environment and we demand that they stay apart of it. If the School Board cannot make room in the budget to keep our hallways orderly and safe, can they make room in the budget to pay for the lawsuits and medical fees that will accompany the disorderly conduct that is bound to follow? As a student, I can certainly attest that without Campus Supervisors the amount of students out of class during passing time will fluctuate.  Campus Supervisors are granted no respect from insubordinate students. It is quite apparent that particular students have no respect for any staff member or elder, but it is even more so relevant when speaking of Campus Supervisors. They are often alone with students in the hallway, which makes students prone to use racial slurs, cuss, mock, and run from Campus Supervisors. They do not listen to Campus Supervisors, and if they do, students are simply sent to the "Fire-Up Room." The Fire-Up Room is a joke, folks. It's meant to be a punishment, or "detention." It's become the cool place for insubordinate kids to hang out. Repeat offenders are rarely sent home, suspended, or punished in any form and therefore have no respect for Campus Supervisors who often monitor the room. They can be seen coming and going as they wish from the Fire-Up Room, yet shockingly never en route to class. As previously touched on, there are few policies in place that prevent insubordination in our hallways. Reading through the handbook, few of these policies are enforced or completely followed through. Campus Supervisors are not respected because students know that there punishment (or lack of) is 100% worth the enjoyment and freedom of insubordination! Cause and effect: if students do not want to go to class, they will roam the halls. When students roam the halls, disorderly conduct occurs. Fighting, screaming, shoving, and running are a common occurrence on campus. Sending students who refuse to go to class home will reduce the amount of police calls to service and will keep the role of Campus Supervisor to just that - supervision. The removal of insubordinate students, along with greater discipline, is guaranteed to reduce the number of negative news stories a high school can have in just one school year! By signing, you show your support of the important role that Campus Supervisors play throughout Burnsville High School. We demand policies be put into place and enforced that protect, support, and most importantly keep our Campus Supervisors in our hallways. We also demand a zero-tolerance policy with repetitive insubordination, and to remove insubordinate students from our schools.  Thank you, Trevor Dostal, Burnsville High School Junior Send this petition to everyone you know involved in our ISD191 Community! Your help is needed to gain support & spread the word! Please, along with signing this petition, contact the school board directly about how you feel. You may find their contact information at this link: http://www.isd191.org/about-us/board-education Take care of our teachers! They deal with plenty of the issues that Campus Supervisors must. Settle the contract dispute! The title Campus Supervisor is, at times throughout, used to represent not only campus supervisors, but teachers, school resource officers, administration, and other staff who may be in or monitoring the hallway throughout the day. No school staff were involved in the production of this petition. Twitter @BvilleStudent   

Burnsville Student
1,279 supporters