Status of Children in Spokane County
Communities In Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) wants to thank Nicholas Pace and his team for putting this extensive document together. We are providing this information in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of the indicators presented are much worse at this moment. For this reason, we want our partners, elected officials, and the general public to have as much information as possible about children as they continue to be a low priority in the State of Washington.
The trauma many children and families are currently experiencing will be with us for years. Left untreated this will scar them for many years to come. Children are not being observed at school so child abuse reports have dropped dramatically.
I would welcome any comments or concerns about the data or any child related issues. CISSC has never stopped helping children and families during this difficult time. We will continue providing services as another horrific school year of food insecurity, family stress and technology-based education creates the most massive inequities in recent memory.
Chuck Teegarden, Executive Director