Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds legislation provides necessary student supports in every school
Nearly all 29 of Sylvia Qualls’ fifth-grade students have experienced trauma. Some are in homeless shelters, others in foster care. Some face domestic violence. Their lives are affected by drugs, alcohol and gangs.
Union-sponsored legislation inspired by labor-community vision
The CFT has launched an ambitious legislative initiative for K-12 schools called Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds, which is embodied in the new union-sponsored bill, AB 1955, carried by Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, a pediatrician with a track record of improving health in local neighborhoods.
The CFT is launching a new legislative effort called Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds to ensure that all of California’s K-12 schools have a nurse and mental health professional, and a credentialed librarian in an open library during and after school.