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Save Nova Teachers

$29,505 of $140,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 24 days
Nova High School is an alternative high school in Seattle serving 300 students, 70% of whom are part of the LGBTQ+ community.  For many of these students, Nova is the only safe place in their lives.  Outside of school, many parents and families refuse to accept their students’ identities.  LGBTQ+ students have the highest rates of homelessness, the greatest risk of sexual assault, and the highest rates of self-harm and suicide.
Within Seattle Public Schools, Nova offers and prioritizes extensive and fully integrated services and resources for LGBTQ+ students along with LGBTQ+ curriculum as to support and celebrate this student population. Nova is a safe and liberatory space for all students. What happens in the safe space of Nova is that these students who are persecuted by so many outside of school can be kids and scholars.

Due to budget cuts, Seattle Public Schools is taking two teachers from the school.  This means that Nova will not have the teachers needed to offer courses required for high school graduation.  We need your help because, without these teachers, Nova students could have to move to mainstream schools where they may not feel as safe, supported and protected.

Students have made their voices heard about the way this will impact their education at Nova.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/100-seattle-students-protest-teacher-displacement-at-city-hall/ 

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/teacher-cutbacks-save-nova-teachers/ 

As a Nova alumnus, when I heard about what was happening with teachers in the school district I wanted to do something to help. We are attempting to raise the money to pay the two teachers the salaries they need to keep teaching at Nova.

This gofundme is an effort to help keep this school intact so it can continue the great work it’s doing. 

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We have exciting news to share with all our amazing donors and supporters: we have a generous offer of support! If we can raise 45K we are being offered the difference to get the first teacher back! So our current goal is to get to that 45K mark. Please keep sharing and spreading the word about this necessary school and magical community!
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Raised by 123 people in 24 days
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JP
$50
Julene Pommert
15 hours ago
MC
$25
MICHELE COAD
15 hours ago
$50
Liz O'Donoghue
15 hours ago
DL
$200
Doug Leary
16 hours ago
JP
$11
Jedidiah Pommert
16 hours ago
LB
$50
Lia Bostian
21 hours ago
HR
$50
Hari Raman
2 days ago
$2,000
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2 days ago
MA
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3 days ago
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