Officials at the Campbell County School District will spend this month looking at the district's suicide prevention policy. Director of Student Support Services, Kip Farnum, says public hearings will be part of the process.
“And this is just for comment you know if people want to come in and make a comment regarding the policy that would be great this Thursday its at four o’clock here at the Educational Services Center and then we will have one next Thursday on the twentieth also at four o’clock at the Educational Services Center.”
Farnum said some of the main goals of the suicide prevention policy would be proactive intervention and a heightened awareness of responsibilities for school staff.
“Every school staff member has a duty to report if some kid indicates that they are a threat to themselves, or they may even say they are going to take their life, then we have to report that to the authorities. And our goal is of course to get them help and so we want parents to take them to a crisis councilor or get an assessment done and we are more than willing to help facilitate that by paying for it or helping them get to the hospital to the crisis counselor and see the people that they need to.”