It may appear that way to legislators and their big "whew, we got something done" but until we hear the Supreme Court's weigh in, the issue is not done.
I just spoke to teachers at Roosevelt at the Red for Ed day. My main message to them and to you is to keep the heat on.
Legislators need to hear that YOU are not happy. They need to feel that pressure.
They also need to hear that you VOTE. There is nothing like a voter to put the fear of God into an elected officials. Certainly, if you are not their constituent, you might think they can brush it off but the power of saying you vote - out loud - surely gives all of them pause.
Here's the link to finding your legislator. Once you get there, it's a pretty easy process with a fill-in e-mail form that can go to all your reps.
Also, I know many of you have probably heard about the "Breakfast After the Bell" program; we have two schools, Aki Kurose and Rainier Beach, currently doing this. As well, four more are slated to come on-board - Roxhill, Dunlap, West Seattle elementary and the World School.) There's a bill in support of this idea, it's HB1295.
Washington State ranks 45th for school breakfast participation (and
that's probably not because we are a low-poverty state.)
The legislation affects only high poverty schools where at least 70% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. One of the biggest differences is that it would not require kids to come in before school to access breakfast. Schools would have flexibility to pick among Grab and Go, Second Chance Breakfast or Breakfast in the Classroom.
Breakfast After the Bell has a coalition of at least 20 groups supporting this effort including the City, Food Lifeline, and the Washington State chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.