Suicide Prevention WorkGroup

SHB 2589 sponsored by Representative Lisa Callan (Student and Staff Identification Cards – Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Information) passed in the 2020 Legislative Session. It was passed in the House with vote of 95-0 and in the Senate with a vote of 42-7.

Legislative Intent

The legislative intent of this bill is to require contact information for suicide prevention and crisis intervention organizations be printed on student and staff identification cards.

K-12 & Higher Ed Requirements

Within existing resources, every public school that issues student identification cards, staff identification cards, or both, must have printed on either side of the identification cards:

  • The contact information for a national suicide prevention organization; and
  • The contact information for one or more campus, local, state, or national organizations specializing in suicide prevention, crisis intervention, or counseling, if available.

The requirements above apply to student and staff identification cards issued for the first time and issued to replace a damaged or lost identification card. If a school or institution of higher education has a supply of unissued identification cards that do not comply with the requirements above, they may issue those identification cards until that supply is depleted (but no later than June 30, 2021).

Intended Outcomes & Next Steps from the Workgroup

  1. Discuss strategies to be used to design and update ID cards
  2. Discuss strategies to further promote suicide awareness in schools and institutions of higher education
  3. Create a report containing the above information to be shared with school board members and superintendents statewide

Tentative Timeline & Schedule

  • Welcome/Introductions/Get to Know You Activity
  • Background/Overview of HB 2589
  • Overview of Intended Outcomes of the Workgroup & Homework
  • Q & A
  • Welcome/Get to Know You Activity
  • Strategies from Building Principals & Teachers
  • Discussion of Strategies & Recommendations (pt 1)
  • Q & A
  • Welcome/Get to Know You Activity
  • Discussion of Strategies & Recommendations (pt 2)
  • Report Template / Opportunities to Provide Input
  • Thank You & Closing

Resources

Student Representatives

NameWSSDA DASchool District
Rayyan Cunningham2Renton
Alyssa Lofgren5Rainier
Loryn Maples11Othello
Isaac Marroquin11Pasco
Amethyst Martinez8Ellensburg
Raymond Morrow8Mabton
Cedric Nagata2Riverview
Finn O’Donnell4Port Townsend
Sierra Owens2Riverview
Edgar Quiroz Sanchez11Pasco
Jaxon Roberts1Everett
Abby Sanders4Port Angeles
Sage Scott7Pateros (Association of Washington Student Leaders Representative)

Other Members

NameOrganization
Greg BakerAssociation of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL)
Lisa CallanHouse of Representatives, State Representative – 5th LD
James LaymanAssociation of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL)
Lori OviattRiverview School District – Board Member

Staff

NameGovernment Relations PositionPhone NumberEmail Address
Logan EndresCoordinator360-742-4435l.endres@wssda.org
Marissa RathboneDirector360-481-5842m.rathbone@wssda.org
Finlay AdamsonInternN/Af.adamson@wssda.org