January 31, 2011

Concentrated Call-to-Action-3: Maple Lane School

As we near the Senate’s unveiling of their version of the 2011 supplemental budget, we have our third concentrated call to action.

Maple Lane School is targeted for fast-track closure by June 30, 2011. It’s a facility for juvenile offenders in south Thurston County.


Call the Legislature’s toll-free message center at 1-800-562-6000. Tell your legislators:
  • Stop the fast-track closure of Maple Lane School in the 2011 supplemental budget (ESHB 1086/SB 5095) and the 2011-2013 biennial budget.
  • Maple Lane has a specialized population of youth who could be easily victimized if transferred to tougher institutions.
  • The state’s own consultants’ report said closing Maple Lane made no sense.
  • And oppose SB 5132, the bill that allows a governor to close any state DSHS institution, including Maple Lane, without legislative approval.
And don’t forget our first two calls to action: Call 1-800-562-6000 and tell legislators to restore funding for DSHS Interpreter services in the supplemental budget (ESHB 1086/SB 5095) and the 2011-2013 biennial budget; and tell them to stop the fast-track closure of Frances Haddon Morgan Center by June 30 and the closure of Yakima Valley School in December 2012.

Stand by for more concentrated calls to action this week as we get closer to the rollout of the Senate supplemental budget.

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