School district revises suicide policy
Changes respond to concerns raised by the community
October 3, 2019
In response to concerns raised by parents and the community, the Crook County School District has made revisions to its new policy on suicide prevention.
“It’s a kinder terminology,” says Superintendent Mark Broderson, stressing that the overall goal is “about making it so it works for the kids and the staff.”
The new wording alters the policy to say that a student experiencing depression “may be in need of additional support” to benefit fully from the educational program of the school. Originally, the policy stated that such a student would be “unable” to benefit fully.