7540 - Suicide
|Policy: Suicide||Policy Number: 7540|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 11/06/2019|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/20/2019||Date of Next Review: 02/24/2022|
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The suicide of a student has an extremely disturbing effect on the school and the local community. Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in the number of adolescents who choose suicide as a way to resolve their problems. It is the intent of the District to alert school personnel to the implications of suicide by a student, to help the school and the community cope with the aftermath of such a tragic event should it occur, to recommend ways to identifying children and adolescents at risk of attempting suicide and to suggest ways to prevent such occurrences.
Suicide prevention will be incorporated into the curriculum to make students aware of this growing problem.
The administration is responsible for information, staff regulations and procedures of suicide prevention, intervention, and post-intervention that has been developed by the administration.