By the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, Washington State school districts and private schools must make menstrual hygiene products available at no cost in all gender-neutral bathrooms and bathrooms designated for female students located in schools that serve students in any of grades six through twelve. If a school building serving grades six through twelve does not have a gender-neutral bathroom, then the products must also be available in at least one bathroom accessible to male students or in a school health room accessible to all students. For schools that serve students in grades three through five, school districts and private schools must make menstrual hygiene products available in a school health room or other location as designated by the school principal.
Menstruators that got their period in public without notice.
Menstruators that missed school at least once due to their periods.
Students that left class at least once to get menstrual products.
Access to menstrual products is a basic human right. With the passage of Washington State Law RCW 28A.210.420, Washington has joined the growing list of states that are making menstrual hygiene products more accessible. Your school or organization can help make a difference by making sure students have access to the quality products they need.
"Risking getting in trouble by texting a friend during class, having to discreetly get up and find [a pad or tampon], or asking random people in the hallways all take away from valuable class time." - Dixie, High School Student
1 in 4 girls missed class due to a lack of access to menstrual products and 1 in 5 reported not being able to afford menstrual products. This has become an educational equity issue.
Making a difference doesn't have to be difficult. Dotstash has created a frictionless process for Washington state school administrators and facilities managers to achieve menstrual equity compliance. Dotstash is here to help you with the following:
Our vending units are designed to make products available "out in the open". Perfect for classrooms, bathrooms, offices and common areas.
Dotstash is making quality, organic menstrual products available to Washington state schools grades 6-12 for the next academic school year. Pre-order today!