McMinnville School District is committed to the health and well-being of all students and understands that physical, behavioral, emotional, and mental health are integral components of student achievement. All staff are expected to be proactive in maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment and to immediately report to the building principal (or designee) any indications that a student may be in danger of harming himself/herself or others. Students are strongly encouraged to report if they, or another student, are feeling suicidal or in need of help. By having procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to suicide they are not only complying with Senate Bill 52, but, more importantly, saving lives. The McMinnville School District:
This document recognizes and builds on the skills and resources inherent in our school district. Schools are exceptionally resilient and resourceful organizations whole staff members may be called upon to deal with crises on any given day. Schools can be a source of support and stability for students and community members when a crisis occurs in their community. This is meant to be paired with other policies supporting the overall emotional and behavioral health of students.