Students - Welfare
Any school employee who may have knowledge of a suicide threat must take the proper steps to promptly report this information to the building principal or his/her designee who will, in turn, promptly notify the appropriate officials, the student's family, and/or appropriate resource services.
The Board of Education recognizes the need for youth suicide prevention procedures and has established program(s) to identify risk factors for youth suicide; procedures to intervene with such youth; referral services; and training for teachers, other school professionals, and students to provide assistance in these programs. The Superintendent manages these programs and procedures by continually updating them to reflect current mental health practices.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statute:
10-221 Boards of Education to prescribe rules,
policies, and procedures
Adopted: June 18, 1990
Revised: May 4, 2010