MEA VP urges House to take action to prevent school violence

MEA Vice President Nancy Strachan urged members of the state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday to pass the Student Safety Act, which would provide students with modern methods to anonymously report threats to school safety.

“School safety is one of the most pressing issues facing our schools today,” Strachan said during her testimony in support of Senate Bill 374, which unanimously passed the Senate in June and has since sat in the House Appropriations Committee. “Teachers and education support professionals can’t help students reach their full academic potential without a safe environment in which they can learn.”