TAKE ACTION NOW!
Call Governor Christie at (609) 292-6000 and tell him attending school shouldn’t make our children sick! It’s time the Schools Development Authority (SDA) takes action to repair and modernize our schools. Download action flyer.
Under the Christie administration, school repairs, renovations and construction in the 31 designated high-priority districts have stalled, slowed and in some cases stopped, leaving students, educators and school staff to endure terrible conditions on a daily basis.
Healthy Schools Now, along with 43 organizations, including WEC, representing parents, school employees, students and other healthy schools advocates delivered a letter to Governor Christie asking him to take immediate action regarding the unsafe and poor conditions of our public schools and requesting repairs be made during the summer months.
To date, the Governor has not responded and urgent repairs remain incomplete.
Sample Message: I am a (parent/educator/resident) from (name of school & city) calling to express my disappointment with the lack of SDA action to repair and modernize our schools. Also share:
- specific examples of unhealthy or unsafe conditions in your school (such as mold, leaking roofs, exposed electrical, overcrowding, etc.)
- how have these poor conditions hurt you, the community, your child or students (such as missed school days, breathing problems, asthma, poor student achievement, feeling unsafe and forgotten.)