The work of building Safe and Supportive School environments for all MA students continues to move forward. Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Budget was released and it funded the Safe and Supportive Schools line item at $600,000 — an increase of $100,000! This critical funding, if included in the final budget, will support implementation of the Safe and Supportive Schools Framework statute. We are grateful for the widespread support of the Safe and Supportive Schools line item in the House. Please stay tuned as the budget process moves forward into the Senate. If needed, we will be back in touch to ask you to contact your Senator to support adequate funding for the Safe and Supportive Schools line item.